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The philosophy of Hilary Putnam

Author: Randall E Auxier; Douglas R Anderson; Lewis Edwin Hahn
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Open Court, [2015]
Series: Library of living philosophers, v. 34.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This volume consists of an intellectual autobiography by world-renowned philosopher Hilary Putnam, 26 critical or descriptive essays, 26 replies by Arthur C. Danto, and a bibliography listing all of Putnam's published writings"--
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Named Person: Hilary Putnam; Hilary Putnam; Hilary Putnam
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Randall E Auxier; Douglas R Anderson; Lewis Edwin Hahn
ISBN: 9780812698930 0812698932
OCLC Number: 890181168
Description: xxvi, 948 pages : portrait ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1: Intellectual autobiography of Hilary Putnam. Sample of Putnam's handwriting ; Intellectual autobiography of Hilary Putnam --
Part 2: Descriptive and critical essays on the philosophy of Hilary Putnam with replies. I. Philosophy and mathematics. Charles Parsons: Putnam on realism and "empiricism" in mathematics / Reply to Charles Parsons ; Hartry Field: Mathematical undecidables, metaphysical realism, and equivalent description / Reply to Hartry Field ; Felix Mulholzer: Putnam, Wittgenstein, and the objectivity of mathematics / Reply to Felix Mulholzer ; Steven J. Wagner: Modal and objectual / Reply to Steven J. Wagner ; Geoffrey Hellman: Infinite possibilities and possibilities of infinity / Reply to Geoffrey Hellman --
II. Logic and language. Charles Travis: Engaging / Reply to Charles Travis ; Alan Berger: What does it mean to say "Water is necessarily H₂O"? / Reply to Alan Berger ; Ian Hacking: Natural kinds, hidden structures, and pragmatic instincts / Reply to Ian Hacking ; Robert K. Shope: The state of affairs regarding true assertions / Reply to Robert K. Shope ; Gary Ebbs: Putnam and the contextually a priori / Reply to Gary Ebbs ; Michael Dummett: What do permutation arguments prove? / Reply to Michael Dummett --
III. Knowing and being. Yemima Ben-Menahem: Revisiting the refutation of conventionalism / Reply to Yemima Ben-Menahem ; Tim Maudlin: Confessions of a hardcore, unsophisticated metaphysical realist / Reply to Tim Maudlin ; Frederick Stoutland: Putnam and Wittgenstein / Reply to Frederick Stoutland ; Carl Posy: Realism, reference, and reason : remarks on Putnam and Kant / Reply to Carl Posy ; Cora Diamond: Putnam and Wittgensteinian baby-throwing : variations on a theme / Reply to Cora Diamond ; John McDowell: Putnam on natural realism / Reply to John McDowell --
IV. Philosopher of practice. Pierre Hadot: Words in life : "Philosophy as education for grownups" / Reply to Pierre Hadot ; John Haldane: Philosophy, causality, and God / Reply to John Haldane ; Ruth Anna Putnam: Hilary Putnam's Jewish philosophy / Reply to Ruth Anna Putnam ; Simon Blackburn: Putnam on Wittgenstein and religious language / Reply to Simon Blackburn ; Cornel West: Hilary Putnam and the third enlightenment / Reply to Cornel West --
V. Elements of pragmatism. Larry A. Hickman: Putnam's progress : the Deweyan deposit in his thinking / Reply to Larry A. Hickman ; Harvey Cormier: What is the use of calling Putnam a pragmatist? / Reply to Harvey Cormier ; Marcin Kilanowski: Toward a responsible and rational ethical discussion : a critique of Putnam's pragmatic approach / Reply to Marcin Kilanowski ; Richard Rorty: Putnam, pragmatism, and Parmenides / Reply to Richard Rorty --
Part 3: Bibliography of the writings of Hilary Putnam.
Series Title: Library of living philosophers, v. 34.
Responsibility: edited by Randall E. Auxier, Douglas R. Anderson, and Lewis Edwin Hahn, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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