Ideas from 'Propositional Objects' by Willard Quine [1965], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Ontological Relativity and Other Essays' by Quine,Willard [Columbia 1969,0-231-08357-2]].

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11. Knowledge Aims / A. Knowledge / 4. Belief / e. Belief holism
How do you distinguish three beliefs from four beliefs or two beliefs?
19. Language / E. Propositions / 2. Nature of Propositions
A 'proposition' is said to be the timeless cognitive part of the meaning of a sentence
19. Language / E. Propositions / 5. Propositions Critique
The problem with propositions is their individuation. When do two sentences express one proposition?
26. Natural Theory / B. Concepts of Nature / 3. Space / b. Points in space
The concept of a 'point' makes no sense without the idea of absolute position