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Putnam, Hilary

Works: 311 works in 1,291 publications in 10 languages and 36,722 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Commentator, Honoree, Dedicatee, Contributor, Other
Classifications: B945.P873, 191
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Most widely held works by Hilary Putnam
Mind, language, and reality by Hilary Putnam ( Book )
166 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 2,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Representation and reality by Hilary Putnam ( )
63 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Renewing philosophy by Hilary Putnam ( Book )
39 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 1,871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
viewed by philosophers as prescientific and primitive, an unlikely survivor from the age of superstition. In luminous pages on Wittgenstein, he refutes this view and shows how the philosopher's frequently misunderstood forays into religious discourse actually open up philosophy to a broad range of practical, moral, and political issues. In closing, Putnam considers Dewey, who occupies a middle ground between metaphysics and skepticism, and whose broadly epistemological
Ethics without ontology by Hilary Putnam ( )
30 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Hilary Putnam traces the ways in which ethical problems arise in a historical context. Putnam's central concern is ontology - indeed, the very idea of ontology as the division of philosophy concerned with what (ultimately) exists. Reviewing what he deems the disastrous consequences of ontology's influence on analytic philosophy - in particular, the contortions it imposes upon debates about the objective of ethical judgments - Putnam proposes abandoning the very idea of ontology. He argues persuasively that the attempt to provide an ontological explanation of the objectivity of either mathematics or ethics is, in fact, an attempt to provide justifications that are extraneous to mathematics and ethics - and thus is deeply misguided."--BOOK JACKET
Philosophy of mathematics; selected readings by Paul Benacerraf ( Book )
57 editions published between 1964 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The threefold cord mind, body, and world by Hilary Putnam ( )
18 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 1,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"What is the relationship between our perceptions and reality? What is the relationship between the mind and the body? These are questions with which philosophers have grappled for centuries, and they are topics of considerable contemporary debate as well. Hilary Putnam expounds upon these issues, elucidating both the strengths and weaknesses of current schools of thought. With his characteristic wit and acuity. Putnam offers refreshing solutions to some of philosophy's most vexing problems."--Jacket
Jewish philosophy as a guide to life Rosenzweig, Buber, Levinas, Wittgenstein by Hilary Putnam ( )
12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Distinguished philosopher Hilary Putnam, who is also a practicing Jew, questions the thought of three major Jewish philosophers of the 20th century-Franz Rosenzweig, Martin Buber, and Emmanuel Levinas-to help him reconcile the philosophical and religious sides of his life. An additional presence in the book is Ludwig Wittgenstein, who, although not a practicing Jew, thought about religion in ways that Putnam juxtaposes to the views of Rosenzweig, Buber, and Levinas. Putnam explains the leading ideas of each of these great thinkers, bringing out what, in his opinion, constitutes the decisive
Reason, truth, and history by Hilary Putnam ( Book )
74 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Noam Chomsky; critical essays by Gilbert Harman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Realism with a human face by Hilary Putnam ( Book )
29 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Respingendo la metafisica contemporanea, che continua a descrivere la mente e il mondo "dal punto di vista di Dio", l'autore privilegia un atteggiamento pluralista, secondo il quale la filosofia non è un metodo sistematico chiuso, ma una pratica umana intimamente legata alla vita reale. Né la filosofia né la scienza possono ridursi alla descrizione di un mondo "pronto per l'uso". Come emerge nella seconda parte del volume, il contesto umano in cui esse operano è un mondo di valori animato da imprescindibili giudizi etici ed estetici. Altrettanto cruciale è la dimensione storica, sottolinea Putnam nella terza parte del volume, dove si richiama alla tradizione filosofica americana e a figure come James, Pearce, Quine e Goodman
Meaning and the moral sciences by Hilary Putnam ( Book )
37 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in 1978, this reissue presents a seminal philosophical work by professor Putnam, in which he puts forward a conception of knowledge which makes ethics, practical knowledge and non-mathematic parts of the social sciences just as much parts of 'knowledge' as the sciences themselves. He also rejects the idea that knowledge can be demarcated from non-knowledge by the fact that the former alone adheres to 'the scientific method'. The first part of the book consists of Professor Putnam's John Locke lectures, delivered at the University of Oxford in 1976, offering a detailed
Philosophy of logic by Hilary Putnam ( Book )
34 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in 1971, Professor Putnam's essay concerns itself with the ontological problem in the philosophy of logic and mathematics - that is, the issue of whether the abstract entities spoken of in logic and mathematics really exist. He also deals with the question of whether or not reference to these abstract entities is really indispensible in logic and whether it is necessary in physical science in general
The many faces of realism by Hilary Putnam ( Book )
34 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The collapse of the fact/value dichotomy and other essays by Hilary Putnam ( Book )
28 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"If philosophy has any business in the world, it is the clarification of our thinking and the clearing away of ideas that cloud the mind. In this book, one of the world's pre-eminent philosophers takes issue with an idea that has found an all-too-prominent place in popular culture and philosophical thought: the idea that while factual claims can be rationally established or refuted, claims about value are wholly subjective, not capable of being rationally argued for or against. Although it is on occasion important and useful to distinguish between factual claims and value judgments, the distinction becomes, Hilary Putnam argues, positively harmful when identified with a dichotomy between the objective and the purely "subjective."" "Putnam explores the arguments that led so much of the analytic philosophy of language, metaphysics and epistemology to become openly hostile to the idea that talk of value and human flourishing can be right or wrong, rational or irrational; and by which, following philosophy, social sciences such as economics have fallen victim to the bankrupt metaphysics of logical positivism. Tracing the problem back to Hume's conception of a "matter of fact" as well as to Kant's distinction between "analytic" and "synthetic" judgments, Putnam identifies a path forward in the work of Amartya Sen. Lively, concise, and wise, his book prepares the way for a renewed mutual fruition of philosophy and the social sciences."--Jacket
Pragmatism : an open question by Hilary Putnam ( Book )
25 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hilary Putnam has been at the center of contemporary debates about the nature of the mind and of its access to the world, about language and its relation to reality, and many other metaphysical and epistemological issues. In this book he turns to pragmatism - and confronts the teachings of James, Peirce, Dewey, and Wittgenstein - not solely out of an interest in theoretical questions, but above all to respond to the question whether it is possible to find an alternative to corrosive moral scepticism, on the one hand, and to moral authoritarianism, on the other. -- Back cover
Words and life by Hilary Putnam ( Book )
20 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hilary Putnam has been convinced for some time that the present situation in philosophy calls for revitalization and renewal; in this latest book he shows us what shape he would like that renewal to take. Words and Life offers a sweeping account of the sources of several of the central problems of philosophy, past and present, and of why some of those problems are not going to go away. As the first four part titles in the volume - "The Return of Aristotle," "The Legacy of Logical Positivism," "The Inheritance of Pragmatism," and "Essays after Wittgenstein"--Suggest, many of the essays are concerned with tracing the recent, and the not so recent, history of these problems. The goal is to bring out what is coercive and arbitrary about some of our present ways of posing the problems and what is of continuing interest in certain past approaches to them. Various supposedly timeless philosophical problems appear, on closer inspection, to change with altered historical circumstances, while there turns out to be much of permanent value in Aristotle's, Peirce's, Dewey's, and Reichenbach's work on some of the problems that continue to exercise us. A unifying theme of the volume as a whole is that reductionism, scientism, and old-style disenchanted naturalism tend to be obstacles to philosophical progress. The titles of the final three parts of the volume - "Truth and Reference," "Mind and Language," and "The Diversity of the Sciences"--indicate that the sweep of the problems considered here comprehends all the fundamental areas of contemporary analytic philosophy. Rich in detail, the book is also grand in scope, allowing us to trace the ongoing intellectual evolution of one of the most significant philosophers of the century
Realism and reason by Hilary Putnam ( Book )
23 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and Japanese and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meaning and method : essays in honor of Hilary Putnam ( Book )
7 editions published in 1990 in English and Italian and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The philosophy of language by John R Searle ( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What is meaning? How is linguistic communication possible? What is the nature of language? What is the relationship between language and the world? How do metaphors work? The Philosophy of Language, Sixth Edition, is an excellent introduction to such fundamental questions. Incorporating insights from new coeditor David Sosa, the sixth edition collects forty-eight of the most important articles in the field, making it the most up-to-date and comprehensive volume on the subject. Revised to address changing trends and contemporary developments, the sixth edition features eighteen new articles, including influential work by Kent Bach, Paul Boghossian, M.A.E. Dummett, Delia Graff Fara, Hartry Field, H.P. Grice and P.F. Strawson, Carl G. Hempel, Saul Kripke, Benson Mates, Hilary Putnam, Diana Raffman, Nathan Salmon, Stephen Schiffer, John R. Searle, Roy Sorenson, David Sosa, Dennis Stampe, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. A general introduction and introductions to each section give students background to the issues and explain the connections between them. A bibliography of suggested further reading follows each section. --from
Philosophy in an age of science : physics, mathematics, and skepticism by Hilary Putnam ( Book )
9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hilary Putnam's unceasing self-criticism has led to the frequent changes of mind he is famous for, but his thinking is also marked by considerable continuity. A simultaneous interest in science and ethics - unusual in the current climate of contention - has long characterized his thought. In "Philosophy in an Age of Science", Putnam collects his papers for publication - his first volume in almost two decades. Mario De Caro and David Macarthur's introduction identifies central themes to help the reader negotiate between Putnam past and Putnam present: his critique of logical positivism; his enduring aspiration to be realist about rational normativity; his anti-essentialism about a range of central philosophical notions; his reconciliation of the scientific worldview and the humanistic tradition; and his movement from reductive scientific naturalism to liberal naturalism. Putnam returns here to some of his first enthusiasms in philosophy, such as logic, mathematics, and quantum mechanics. The reader is given a glimpse, too, of ideas currently in development on the subject of perception. Putnam's work, contributing to a broad range of philosophical inquiry, has been said to represent a "history of recent philosophy in outline."
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Alternative Names
Patnėm, Chilari
Putnam, H.
Putnam, H. 1926-
Putnam, H. (Hilary)
Putnam, Hilary
Putnam, Hilary, 1927-
Putnam, Hilary W.
Putnam, Hilary Whitehall 1926-
Putnam, Khilary.
Putnam, Khilary 1926-
Патнем, Хилари 1926-
Патнэм, Хилари 1926-
פטנאם, הילרי 1926-
פטנם, הילרי 1926-
パットナム, H
パットナム, ヒラリー
パトナム, ヒラリー