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Willard Van Orman Quine Lectures and Travel have been compiled directly from Quine's autobiography, files, and family records. Quine spent more than 3,000 days (over 8 years) outside the United States during his lifetime. This page is maintained by Douglas Boynton Quine; please E-Mail recommended additions, or corrections to the webmaster: [webmaster]

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Willard Van Orman Quine Travels

COUNTRY (at the time) ................. TOTAL DURATION; YEAR(S) OF VISITS

  1. Albania ........................................... minutes; 1932
  2. Andorra .......................................... 5 days, 1950
  3. Antigua & Barbuda ........................ 12 hours, 1942
  4. Australia ......................................... 15 days, 1959
  5. Austria ............................................ 159 days, 1929, 1932, 1933, 1954, 1968
  6. Bahamas (the) ................................. 15 days, 1971
  7. Belgium .......................................... 22 days, 1929, 1950, 1953, 1968, 1979
  8. Belize (British Honduras) ................. minutes, 1976
  9. Bermuda ......................................... 3 days, 1971
  10. Bolivia ............................................ 5 days, 1956
  11. Botswana ........................................ 2 days, 1980
  12. Brazil .............................................. 108 days, 1942
  13. British Lesser Antilles ...................... 8 hours, 1967
  14. Bulgaria .......................................... 5 days, 1932
  15. Cambodia ........................................ 1 day, 1959
  16. Canada ............................................ 58 days, 1914 .... 1992
  17. Cape Verde ......................................1.5 hours, 1980
  18. Chile ............................................... 10 days, 1942, 1956
  19. Colombia .........................................13 days, 1942, 1956, 1983
  20. Congo (Zaire) .................................. hours, 1970
  21. Costa Rica ....................................... 3 weeks, 1949, 1988
  22. Croatia ............................................ as Yugoslavia
  23. Cuba .................................................minutes, 1940
  24. Cyprus ..............................................1/2 day, 1964
  25. Czech Republic ............................... 96 days, 1932, 1933, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1998
  26. Danzig (now in Poland) ....................2 days, 1933
  27. Denmark .......................................... 9 days, 1933, 1960, 1980, 1995, 1997
  28. Dominican Republic ........................ 7 days, 1942, 1984
  29. Egypt ............................................... 56 days, 1964, 1982, 1990
  30. El Salvador ...................................... 2 days, 1949
  31. Ecuador ........................................... 3 days, 1942, 1956
  32. Eritrea .............................................. as Ethiopia
  33. Ethiopia ........................................... 9 days, 1970
  34. Fiji ................................................... 2 days, 1959
  35. Finland ............................................ 3 days, 1970, 1973, 1977
  36. France ............................................. 183 days, 1929, 1932, 1950, 1953, 1958, 1960, 1964
    ....................................................................... 1969, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1993
  37. French Antilles ................................1/2 day, 1967
  38. Germany (East) ............................... 6 hours, 1954, 1981
  39. Germany (West) ............................. 185 days, 1928, 1932, 1933, 1950, 1954, 1968, 1978
    ....................................................................... 1980, 1981, 1983, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1997
  40. Ghana ............................................. minutes, 1970
  41. Gibraltar ......................................... 2 days, 1953
  42. Greece ............................................ 32 days, 1932, 1964, 1965
  43. Greenland ....................................... 4 hours, 1980
  44. Guatemala ....................................... 4 days, 1949
  45. Guyana ........................................... minutes, 1942
  46. Haiti ................................................ minutes, 1942
  47. Honduras ......................................... 1 day, 1949
  48. Hong King ....................................... 2 days, 1959
  49. Hungary .......................................... 5 days, 1932
  50. Iceland ............................................. 7 days, 1960, 1968, 1980
  51. India ................................................ 24 days, 1983
  52. Indonesia ......................................... minutes, 1959
  53. Iran .................................................. 13 days, 1974
  54. Ireland ............................................. 7 days, 1933, 1969
  55. Israel ............................................... 2 weeks, 1976
  56. Italy ................................................. 210 days, 1929, 1933, 1950, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1974
    ....................................................................... 1975, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1990, 1993
  57. Jamaica ............................................ 7 days, 1956, 1972
  58. Japan ................................................ 74 days, 1959, 1996
  59. Kenya ...............................................15 days, 1970
  60. Korea (South)................................... 3 days, 1959
  61. Latvia ............................................... 1 day, 1933
  62. Lebanon ........................................... 1 day, 1964
  63. Liberia ............................................. minutes, 1970
  64. Libya ............................................... 1/2 day, 1933
  65. Liechtenstein ................................... 8 days, 1929, 1932,1954
  66. Lithuania ........................................ 2 days, 1933
  67. Luxembourg .................................... 7 days, 1929, 1950, 1968
  68. Macao ............................................ 1 day, 1959
  69. Macedonia ....................................... as Yugoslavia
  70. Malaysia .......................................... 1.5 day, 1959
  71. Malta ............................................... 2 days, 1933
  72. Mauritania ....................................... hours, 1972
  73. Mexico............................................. 316 days, 1937, 1941, 1945, 1946, 1949, 1952, 1958
    ....................................................................... 1971, 1973, 1976, 1981, 1992, 1993
  74. Monaco ............................................ 1 day, 1929, 1950
  75. Morocco ........................................... 5 days, 1953
  76. Nepal ................................................ 3 days, 1983
  77. Netherlands ...................................... 19 days, 1933, 1953, 1954, 1973, 1974, 1997
  78. Netherlands Antilles ........................ 6 days, 1967
  79. New Zealand ..................................... 2 days, 1959
  80. Newfoundland (now in Canada) ....... 2 days, 1933
  81. Nicaragua .......................................... 2 days, 1949
  82. Nigeria ............................................... minutes, 1970
  83. Norway .............................................. 36 days, 1960, 1970, 1992, 1993
  84. Panama .............................................. 5 days, 1942, 1949, 1988
  85. Peru ................................................... 7 days, 1942, 1956
  86. Poland ............................................... 33 days, 1933
  87. Portugal ............................................ 195 days, 1938, 1939, 1953, 1960, 1965, 1972, 1973
    .......................................................................... 1974, 1978
  88. Romania ............................................ 1 day, 1932
  89. Russia (USSR) .................................. 1.75 days, 1977
  90. Rwanda ............................................. minutes, 1970
  91. San Marino ........................................ 15 days, 1929, 1953, 1968, 1990
  92. Senegal ............................................... minutes, 1970
  93. Singapore .......................................... as part of Malaysia
  94. Slovakia ............................................. as part of Czechoslovakia
  95. South Africa ...................................... 24 days, 1980
  96. Spain ................................................. 104 days, 1950, 1953, 1973, 1974, 1986, 1990, 1994
  97. Spanish Sahara .................................. 4 days, 1972
  98. St. Pierre & Miquelon ...................... 1 day, 1935
  99. Surinam ............................................ minutes, 1942
  100. Swaziland .......................................... 1 day, 1980
  101. Sweden .............................................. 29 days, 1933, 1973, 1977, 1980, 1993
  102. Switzerland ........................................ 48 days, 1929, 1932, 1950, 1954, 1960, 1964, 1968
    ....................................................................... 1975, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1993
  103. Syria .................................................. 1 day, 1964
  104. Taiwan ............................................... 1 day, 1959
  105. Tanzania ............................................ 7 days, 1970
  106. Thailand (Siam) ................................. 2 days, 1959
  107. Trinidad & Tobago .............................1 hour, 1942
  108. Tunesia .............................................. 16 days, 1978
  109. Turkey ................................................ 9 days, 1932, 1964
  110. Uganda ............................................... 9 days, 1970
  111. United Kingdom ................................. 673 days, 1929, 1950, 1953, 1954, 1958, 1964, 1965
    ........................................................................... 1969, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1982
    ........................................................................... 1988, 1996
  112. United States ...................................... most days (visited all 50 states)
  113. US Caribbean ..................................... 2 days, 1942, 1949, 1967, 1984 (PR, Canal Zone)
  114. US Pacific Trust (Okinawa)................ 1/2 day, 1959
  115. Vatican City ...................................... 1 day, 1929, 1933, 1964
  116. Venezuela ........................................... 6 2/3 days, 1975, 1976
  117. Vietnam (South) ................................. 2 days, 1959
  118. Yugoslavia ......................................... 18 days, 1932, 1958, 1979

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COUNTRIES ............... (FLEW OVER, DID NOT LAND)

  1. Afghanistan .......................................... flew over; 1983
  2. Bahrain .................................................. flew over, 1983
  3. Benin (Dahomey).................................. flew over, 1970
  4. Cameroon .............................................. flew over, 1970
  5. Central African Republic ..................... flew over, 1970
  6. Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast).................. flew over, 1970
  7. French Guiana ........................................flew over, 1942
  8. Gambia (the) .......................................... flew over, 1970
  9. Grenada ................................................. flew over, 1942
  10. Guinea ....................................................flew over, 1970
  11. Iraq ........................................................ flew over, 1983
  12. Jordan .................................................... flew over, 1983
  13. Pakistan................................................. flew over, 1983
  14. Saudi Arabia ......................................... flew over, 1983
  15. Sierra Leone .......................................... flew over, 1970
  16. St. Vincent & the Grenadines ............. flew over, 1942
  17. Sudan .................................................... flew over, 1970
  18. Togo....................................................... flew over, 1970
  19. United Arab Emirates .......................... flew over, 1983

COUNTRIES ...... (SEEN BUT NEVER FLEW OVER OR LANDED)

  1. Algeria ......................... seen from side as passing by
  2. Argentina .................... seen from side as passing by
  3. Bangladesh ................. seen from side as passing by
  4. China ............................ seen from side as passing by
  5. Dominica ..................... seen from side as passing by
  6. Mozambique ............... seen from side as passing by
  7. Oman ........................... seen from side as passing by
  8. St. Lucia ...................... seen from side as passing by

Willard Van Orman Quine Lecture Locations by Country (state) & Institution

Incomplete list based upon Quine's published autobiography and an undated handwritten Quine listing. In many instances the institution name is unknown when only the city name was mentioned. Some dates are only known within a range of years; many lecture subjects are unknown. Please email [webmaster] with corrections or updates with university names, lecture titles, or dates.

  • United States
    • Arizona
      • Phoenix (~1986, "The Sensory Support of Science")
      • Tucson (1976, identity)
    • California:
      • Berkeley (1971: "Truth and Disquotation"; 1979: Ontology)
      • Irvine (1971: three week Summer Institute of Philosophy - lectures and discussion)
      • Stanford (1969: "Methodological Reflections on Linguistic Theory"; 1980: "Science and Sensibilia" - Immanuel Kant lectures; 1986: colloquium with Davidson, Dreben, Føllesdal)
      • U.S.C. (1949?: Ontology; 1979: Ontology)
    • Colorado: University of Denver (~1965: "Existence")
    • Connecticut:
      • Trinity
      • University of Connecticut, Storrs (~1965: "Natural Kinds"; 1973: colloquium)
      • Yale
        • ~1947: "On What There Is"
        • November 13, 1962: four talks on frontiers in philosophy one of which was published in French translation: 1964. Les Frontières de la théorie logique / Frontieres dans la theorie logique. in Études Philosophiques (April-June 1964), 19(2): 191-208. French translation by Jacques Derrida and Roger Martin.)
    • Florida
      • Tallahassee (1979)
      • (uncertain campus) (~1951: "The Problem of Simplifying Truth Functions")
    • Illinois:
      • Northwestern University (1973)
      • University of Chicago
        • 1950: "On Carnap's View on Ontology"
        • 1965: "Propositional Objects"
      • University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana (1965: "Propositional Objects")
    • Indiana:
      • Notre Dame (1971: week of lectures and discussion)
      • University of Indiana, Bloomington (~1971: extended lectures and discussion)
    • Iowa (~1975, "On Empirically Equivalent Systems of the World")
    • Kansas: Lawrence (1986)
    • Louisiana: Tulane (1973; 1984)
    • Maine
      • Bowdoin (1962, lectures on history of logic)
      • Farmington (1983: "The Elusiveness of Reference")
    • Maryland: St. John's
    • Massachusetts:
      • Amherst (1965: "Propositional Objects"; 1968: "Grades of Theoreticity")
      • Boston: World Congress of Philosophy (1998) - last lectures
      • Boston (uncertain location) (~1975: "The Mentalistic Foundations for Physicalism")
      • Boston (uncertain location) (~1981: "Object and Observation")
      • Boston University (1979: comment on Hartshorne; 1981: 3x; 1983: "The Ins and Outs of Existence", ~1987: truth)
      • Brandeis
      • Harvard (innumerable)
      • Mt. Holyoke (1980: "What Is It All About?")
      • Northeastern
      • Tufts
      • University of Massachusetts
    • Michigan:
      • Michigan State (~1965: "Stimulus and Meaning")
      • Oakland (1980: "What Is It All About?")
      • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1951: "The Problem of Meaning in Linguistics"; 1958: simplifying truth functions 3x, 1965: "Propositional Objects"; 1979: naturalistic epistemology; ontology; 1980: comment on Campbell: "States of Mind")
      • Wayne State (1973: extended lectures and discussion)
    • Missouri:
      • St. Louis: American Philosophical Association (1971)
      • University of Missouri, Columbia (~1975 "Physical Objects; 1978: Colloquium with Sellers & Herrnstein)
      • Washington University (1986)
    • Montana: Missoula (1992: Henry Bugbee lecture: "In Praise of Observation Sentences")
    • Nebraska: Lincoln (1978: ontology)
    • New Hampshire: Dartmouth (~1977: grammar, truth, and logic)
    • New Jersey:
      • Princeton (Dec. 8, 1937: "Is logic a matter of words?" 2509 words to American Philosophical Association)
      • Princeton (~1971: extended lectures and discussion)
      • Princeton (~1975, "On Empirically Equivalent Systems of the World")
      • Princeton (~1981: "Object and Observation")
      • Rutgers (1984; 1987)
    • New York:
      • Brockport (~1965: "Philosophical Progress in Language Theory")
      • Brooklyn (~1965: "Natural Kinds")
      • Columbia (1954: "The Scope and Language of Science")
      • Columbia (1968: John Dewey lectures: "Ontological Relativity")
      • New School
      • New York (1972: lecture on definition at lexicography conference)
      • New York (1972: lecture on levels of abstraction at conference on unified science)
      • NY Academy
      • New York University (1938: "On The Theory of Logical Types")
      • Queens
      • Rensselaer
      • Rockefeller (1968 during semester of residence; ~1976: "Facts of the Matter" )
      • Southampton (1968: lectures in Summer Institute of Philosophy)
      • Syracuse (1981)
    • North Carolina:
      • Chapel Hill - Mathematical Association of America (1936 "New Foundations")
      • Duke
      • University of North Carolina
    • Ohio:
      • Case Western Reserve
      • Oberlin (~1975: "The Mentalistic Foundations for Physicalism")
      • Ohio State
      • University of Akron (1961, on paradox)
      • University of Cincinnati
    • Oklahoma:
      • University of Oklahoma (~1976: "Facts of the Matter" at conference: Two Hundred Years of American Philosophy: Edwards to Quine)
      • uncertain location (1976: "Ontology and Truth")
    • Pennsylvania:
      • Bryn Mawr (1950: Delaguna lecture "Identity, Ostension, and Hypostasis")
      • Lehigh University (1990: "From Stimulus to Science")
      • University of Pennsylvania
      • West Chester (~1975: "The Mentalistic Foundations for Physicalism")
    • Rhode Island:
      • Brown (~1981: "Object and Observation")
      • Brown (1984)
    • South Carolina: University of South Carolina
    • Tennessee: Vanderbilt (1973)
    • Texas:
      • Dallas (1975, identity)
      • Denton (~1975 "Physical Objects")
      • University of Texas
    • Utah: University of Utah (~1975, "On Empirically Equivalent Systems of the World")
    • Washington: Bellingham (1978: Physical Objects)
    • Washington DC: Howard University
    • Wisconsin: Madison (1979; 1986-unknown which campus)
  • Australia: Adelaide (1959: Gavin David Young lectures, precursor to Word and Object)
  • Austria: Vienna (1968: "Epistemology Naturalized" and "On the Limits of Decision"; also at some time lectured in German)
  • Belgium:
    • Brussels (in French, 1979)
    • Louvain-la-Neuve (in French, 1979)
  • Brazil: São Paulo (1942: multiple lectures in Portuguese became the book "O Sentido da Nova Lógica")
  • Canada:
    • Calgary (1970)
    • Laval (~1965, ontology)
    • Lethbridge (1992: "In Praise of Observation Sentences")
    • McGill
    • Queen's
    • Toronto (1984)
    • University of Alberta, Edmonton (1971)
  • Colombia: Barranquilla (February 21-22, 1983: spoke on "The Ins and Outs of Existence" at the "Symposium on Epistemology, History, and Philosophy of Science")
  • Czech Republic: Karlovy Vary (1995: "I, You, and It: the Semantic Triangle"; 1996)
  • Czechoslovakia: Karls University
  • France
    • Aix-en-Provence (in French, 1979)
    • Collège de France (1969: Philosophy of Logic course in French; 1979, in French)
    • Lille (in French, 1979 or 1980)
    • Paris (1978: logic colloquium; 1984: "Carnap's Positivistic Travail)
    • Royaumont (1958: "Le mythe de la signification")
  • Germany
    • Düsseldorf
    • Göttingen (1981: 3x)
    • Konstanz (1991: Carnap & Reichenbach centenary symposium)
    • Munich (1978: Physische Gegenstände, in German)
    • Stuttgart (1981: "Gegenstand und Beobachtung", in German - adapted from "Object and Observation")
  • Iceland: Reykjavik (1980: "What Is It All About?")
  • India
    • Calcutta (1983: "The Mentalistic Heritage")
    • Jadavpur (1983, 2x)
    • Lucknow (1983: "The Ins and Outs of Existence")
  • Israel: Hebrew University (1976: "Facts of the Matter" and colloquium talk "Use and Its Place in Meaning")
  • Italy
    • Florence (~1974: "The Nature of Natural Learning" in Italian)
    • Palermo (1985: "Meaning, Reference, and Truth")
    • Turin (1982: "Peano as Logician", in Italian)
  • Japan
    • Keto
    • Kyoto Prize lectures (1996)
      • "Kyoto Acceptance speech" was presented at the Kyoto Prize ceremony on November 10, 1996
      • "Tidy Parsimony" was the commemorative lecture presented at the Kyoto Prize ceremony on November 11, 1996
      • "Instinct, Reification and Extensionality" was presented at the workshop on Language, Holism, and Naturalism on November 12, 1996
    • University of Kyoto
    • University of Tokyo (1959: 2 summer courses)
  • Korea: Seoul
  • Mexico: Oaxaca (1981: "Objeto y observación", in Spanish)
  • Netherlands
    • Amersfoort
    • Oldenburg (1997: Karl Jaspers lecture: "The Growth of Mind in Language")
    • Utrecht (1973 or 1974)
  • New Zealand: Auckland
  • Norway: Oslo (1970: predicate-functor logic; 1992: "In Praise of Observation Sentences")
  • Poland: Warsaw
  • San Marino (1990: colloquium on Quine)
  • South Africa
    • Cape Town (1980: "Meaning and the Alien Mind")
    • Johannesburg (1980: "Meaning and the Alien Mind")
    • Pretoria (1980: "Meaning and the Alien Mind")
  • Spain:
    • Cullera (1974: symposium)
    • Girona (1990: Ferrater Mora lectures)
    • Granada (1986, "The Sensory Support of Science")
    • Valencia (1972: "Reflexiones sombre el aprendizaje del lenguaje", in Spanish)
  • Sweden: Uppsala (1973: Hägerström lectures: "Roots of Reference"; 1977: "Grammar, Truth, and Logic"; 1980: "What Is It All About?")
  • Switzerland:
    • Berne (in French, 1979)
    • Biel / Bienne (1990)
    • Geneva
  • United Kingdom
    • Birmingham (1973 or 1974 seminar)
    • Bristol (~1954)
    • Cambridge (~1954; 1973 or 1974: lecture to Moral Science Club)
    • Edinburgh (1973 or 1974)
    • Leeds (1973 or 1974)
    • Leicester (~1954)
    • London (1973 or 1974)
    • Manchester (~1954; 1973 or 1974)
    • Oxford (1953-1954: lecture courses on philosophy of language, logic, set theory; 1973 or 1974: "The Nature of Natural Knowledge")
    • Reading (1996: "The Flowering of Thought in Language")
    • St. Andrews (1973 or 1974)
    • University College, London (1954: Shearman lectures, on ontology)
    • University Of Wales, Aberystwyth (~1954; 1973 or 1974)
    • Windsor (~1954, 5 day symposium)
  • Yugoslavia: Dubrovnik (1979)

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