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The collapse of the fact/value dichotomy and other essays

Author: Hilary Putnam
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2002.
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"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  Read more...
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Named Person: Amartya Sen; Amartya Kumar Sen; Amartya Sen; Amartya Kumar Sen; Amartya Kumar Sen; Amartya Kumar Sen
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hilary Putnam
ISBN: 0674009053 9780674009059 0674013808 9780674013803
OCLC Number: 49806011
Description: ix, 190 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: I. Collapse of the fact/value dichotomy --
Empiricist background --
Entanglement of fact and value --
Fact and value in the world of Amartya Sen --
II. Rationality and value --
Sen's "prescriptivist" beginnings --
On the rationality of preferences --
Are values made or discovered? --
Values and norms --
Philosophers of science's evasion of values.
Responsibility: Hilary Putnam.

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