An Intermittently Philosophical Dictionary

W.V. Quine

Penguin 1990
A book review by Danny Yee © 1992 https://dannyreviews.com/
Quiddities is a collection of short pieces modeled on Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary. Quine has some idiosyncratic ideas about things, but is always worth reading. While Quiddities looks like it's aimed at a popular audience, some of the essays are rather technical and I wouldn't really recommend this book to anyone without some background in logic and philosophy. (Knowledge of Latin, Greek, French, German, Italian, Spanish and assorted other languages would also be useful!)

June 1992

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%T Quiddities
%S An Intermittently Philosophical Dictionary
%A Quine, W.V.
%I Penguin
%D 1990
%O paperback, index
%G ISBN 0140125221
%P 249pp