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Nelson Goodman.

Author: Daniel Cohnitz; Marcus Rossberg
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Nelson Goodman's acceptance and critique of certain methods and tenets of positivism, his defence of nominalism and phenomenalism, his formulation of a new riddle of induction, his work on notational systems, and his analysis of the arts place him at the forefront of the history and development of American philosophy in the twentieth-century. However, outside of America, Goodman has been a rather neglected figure.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Cohnitz, Daniel.
Nelson Goodman.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Named Person: Nelson Goodman; Nelson Goodman
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Cohnitz; Marcus Rossberg
ISBN: 9781317494157 1317494156 1844650375 9781844650378 1844650367 9781844650361
OCLC Number: 898771519
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (297 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Dedication; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; 1 The worldmaker's universe; 2 If this were an emerald it would be grue: problems and riddles of induction; 3 The big picture; 4 Particulars and parts; 5 From Vienna Station to Boston Terminus; 6 Follow the sign; 7 Diagnosing art; 8 Starmaking; 9 Never mind mind, essence is not essential, and matter does not matter; List of symbols; Glossary of technical terms; Further reading; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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Nelson Goodman's acceptance and critique of certain methods and tenets of positivism, his defence of nominalism and phenomenalism, his formulation of a new riddle of induction, his work on notational systems, and his analysis of the arts place him at the forefront of the history and development of American philosophy in the twentieth-century. However, outside of America, Goodman has been a rather neglected figure. In this first book-length introduction to his work Cohnitz and Rossberg assess Goodman's lasting contribution to philosophy and show that although some of his views may be now consid.

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