WIREDU AND OBJECTS: SOME OBJECTIONS
J.E. Wiredu’s paper “Logic and Ontology I” provides a stimulating discussion of Quine’s use of formal logic to settle questions of ontological commitment, as exemplified by the dictum. “To be is to be the value of a bound variable.”
My purpose in this paper is to show that none of these criticisms is wholly successful; it is not my aim to defend Quine’s ontological views as I believe these are open to other objections.