- 科学哲学 (ISSN:02893428)
- vol.38, no.2, pp.109-122, 2005-12-25 (Released:2009-12-07)
Quine maintained a version of physicalism, for which he did not argue sufficiently. His position seems to have resulted from his methodological assumption that the maximization of simplicity has the highest priority as epistemic norm. But no argument for this methodological assumption can be given within naturalized epistemology, especially within instrumentalist conception of epistemic norms. Consequently, Quine's physicalism can not be asserted positively.