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Hilary Putnam (1926–2016)

Forfatter af Reason, Truth and History

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According to John Passmore, Hilary Putnam's work is a "history of recent philosophy in outline" (Recent Philosophers). He adds that writing "about "Putnam's philosophy' is like trying to capture the wind with a fishing-net." Born in Chicago and educated at the University of Pennsylvania and the vis mere University of California at Los Angeles, Putnam taught at Northwestern University, Princeton University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before moving to Harvard University in 1965. In his early years at Harvard, he was an outspoken opponent of the war in Vietnam. Although he writes in the idiom of analytic philosophy, Putnam addresses major themes relating science to ethics and epistemology. If these themes are reminiscent of David Hume---as, for that matter, is much of analytic philosophy---his treatment of them is not. Putnam's work is far more profoundly shaped by recent work in logic, foundations of mathematics, and science than would have been possible for Hume; Putnam has contributed to each. He differs from Hume and stands more in the tradition of Willard Quine and American pragmatism in his treatment of the crucial distinctions between analytic and synthetic statements and between facts and values. Both distinctions, sharply made by Hume, are claimed by Putnam not to be absolute. He attempts to show, for example, that basic concepts of philosophy, science, and mathematics all are interrelated, so that mathematics bears more similarity to empirical reasoning than is customarily acknowledged. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Hilary Putnam

Reason, Truth and History (1981) 294 eksemplarer
Philosophy of Mathematics: Selected Readings (1964) — Redaktør; Redaktør — 267 eksemplarer
Representation and Reality (1988) 165 eksemplarer
Mind, Language and Reality (1975) 145 eksemplarer
Mathematics, Matter and Method (1975) 119 eksemplarer
Realism with a Human Face (1990) 117 eksemplarer
The Many Faces of Realism (1987) 110 eksemplarer
Renewing Philosophy (1992) 105 eksemplarer
Ethics without Ontology (2004) 104 eksemplarer
Pragmatism: An Open Question (1992) 85 eksemplarer
Realism and Reason (1979) 78 eksemplarer
Meaning and the Moral Sciences (1978) 56 eksemplarer
Words and Life (1994) 52 eksemplarer
Philosophy as Dialogue (2022) 7 eksemplarer
Die Bedeutung von "Bedeutung" (1979) 4 eksemplarer
Normas y valores (2013) — Forfatter — 3 eksemplarer
Racionalidad y metafísica (1985) 3 eksemplarer
Lo analítico y lo sintético (2005) 3 eksemplarer
Enlightment and Pragmatism (2001) 2 eksemplarer
Colapso da Verdade, O: E Outros Ensaios (2008) — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
Che cosa è la logica (2014) 1 eksemplar
Verdade Reabilitada 1 eksemplar
Causalidade Mental 1 eksemplar
Ben-Menahem (ed) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Philosophy of Mind: Classical and Contemporary Readings (2002) — Bidragyder — 289 eksemplarer
Epistemology: An Anthology (2000) — Bidragyder — 186 eksemplarer
Western Philosophy: An Anthology (1996) — Forfatter, nogle udgaver185 eksemplarer
After Philosophy: End or Transformation? (1986) — Bidragyder — 119 eksemplarer
Knowledge: Readings in Contemporary Epistemology (2000) — Bidragyder — 74 eksemplarer
Materialism and the mind-body problem (1971) — Bidragyder — 70 eksemplarer
The New Wittgenstein (2000) — Bidragyder — 56 eksemplarer
New Directions in the Philosophy of Mathematics (1985) — Bidragyder — 56 eksemplarer
Essays on Aristotle's De Anima (1992) — Bidragyder — 54 eksemplarer
The Blackwell Companion to Religious Ethics (2005) — Bidragyder — 52 eksemplarer
Pragmatic philosophy: an anthology (1966) — Bidragyder — 36 eksemplarer
Mind and Consciousness: 5 Questions (2009) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
Reading Putnam (2012) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
Reading Philosophy of Religion (2010) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
Analytical Thomism: Traditions in Dialogue (2006) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Modern thinkers and ancient thinkers (1993) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Sarunas ar filozofiem (2018) — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar

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luvucenanzo06 | Sep 8, 2023 |
Through the thought experiment of "brain in a vat" and "twin earth" to refute Descartes' skepticism, and even investigate the dispute between realism and nominalism. The former regards the universality of things ( Universal) as a Platonic entity, which the latter denies its real existence. The presupposed transcendental perspective makes Putnam's "referential theory" self-paradoxical, and also makes this reductive absurdity argument based on Semantic Externalism appear to be split and self-defeating.… (mere)
Maristot | Jun 5, 2023 |
Labor to get through. They virtually refuse ever to make their point. 80% of the book is approaching something like a point then saying “but that’s beyond the scope of this essay.”

No thoughts of interest are presented here. If you want to know what Dewey, James, and Pearce thought, read either the writers themselves or some other book. This book was SUCH a waste of time.
chuff | Feb 28, 2022 |


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