Ideas from 'Truth by Convention' by Willard Quine [1935], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Ways of Paradox and other essays' by Quine,Willard [Harvard 1976,0-674-94837-8]].

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1. Philosophy / F. Analytic Philosophy / 1. Analysis
If if time is money then if time is not money then time is money then if if if time is not money...
2. Reason / D. Definition / 7. Contextual Definition
Definition by words is determinate but relative; fixing contexts could make it absolute
5. Theory of Logic / C. Ontology of Logic / 3. If-Thenism
Quine quickly dismisses If-thenism
5. Theory of Logic / C. Ontology of Logic / 4. Logic by Convention
Logic isn't conventional, because logic is needed to infer logic from conventions
If a convention cannot be communicated until after its adoption, what is its role?
Claims that logic and mathematics are conventional are either empty, uninteresting, or false
6. Mathematics / A. Nature of Mathematics / 5. Geometry
If analytic geometry identifies figures with arithmetical relations, logicism can include geometry
6. Mathematics / B. Foundations for Mathematics / 2. Axioms for Geometry
There are four different possible conventional accounts of geometry
6. Mathematics / C. Sources of Mathematics / 6. Logicism / a. Early logicism
If mathematics follows from definitions, then it is conventional, and part of logic