Hilary Putnam (Contemporary Philosophy in Focus)

Hilary Putnam (Contemporary Philosophy in Focus)


This quantity appraises the main philosophical contributions of Hilary Putnam (b. 1926) to the speculation of which means, philosophy of brain, philosophy of technological know-how and arithmetic, and ethical idea. involved not just with the huge spectrum of difficulties addressed, it additionally info the modifications and restructuring his positions have gone through through the years. The research constitutes a serious advent to principal matters in modern philosophy, together with quantum good judgment, realism, functionalism, the "mind as computing device" metaphor, and the fact/value dichotomy.

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