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Pragmatism : an open question

Author: Hilary Putnam
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass., USA : Blackwell, 1995.
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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  Read more...
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Named Person: William James; Ludwig Wittgenstein; William James; Ludwig Wittgenstein; William James; Ludwig Wittgenstein
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hilary Putnam
ISBN: 0631193421 9780631193425 063119343X 9780631193432
OCLC Number: 30593989
Description: xii, 106 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introductory Remarks ----
1. The Permanace of William James ---
2. Was Wittgenstein a Pragmatist? ---
3. Pragmatism and the Contemporary Debate.
Responsibility: Hilary Putnam.

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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.

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