Who are McX and Wyman?

Quine invents the names ‘Mc X and ‘Wyman’ to represent the class of those philosophers who would uphold such a position. Take the case of Pegasus. If Pegasus were not, McX argues, we should not be talking about anything when we use the word; therefore it would be nonsense to say even that Pegasus is not.

Who is McX philosophy?

McX believes in the existence [subsistence] of universals, such as ‘redness’. But, McX cannot assume that ‘red’ (etc.) names an object, because of the mentioned distinction between meaning and naming. (i.e. that a word has a meaning does not imply that it must name an object.)

What does Quine mean in English?

quineverb. To deny the existence or significance of something obviously real or important.