Can anyone unpack Quine’s slogan a bit?
“[Quine] holds, quite generally, that we should not postulate entities without having clear identity-criteria for them. (This is the view that he sums up in the slogan “no entity without identity” (1969: 23. Ontological Relativity and Other Essays, New York: Columbia University Press)) in Hylton 2014 http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/quine/#QuiEpi
I’m looking for support for the notion that ontology is supervenient upon epistemology. All pointers, one way or the other, welcome.