Philosophical Papers, Volume 1: Mathematics, Matter and Method / Edition 2

Philosophical Papers, Volume 1: Mathematics, Matter and Method / Edition 2

by Hilary Putnam
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521295505

ISBN-13: 9780521295505

Pub. Date: 02/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Professor Hilary Putnam has been one of the most influential and sharply original of recent American philosophers in a whole range of fields. His most important published work is collected here, together with several new and substantial studies, in two volumes. The first deals with the philosophy of mathematics and of science and the nature of philosophical and…  See more details below

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Professor Hilary Putnam has been one of the most influential and sharply original of recent American philosophers in a whole range of fields. His most important published work is collected here, together with several new and substantial studies, in two volumes. The first deals with the philosophy of mathematics and of science and the nature of philosophical and scientific enquiry; the second deals with the philosophy of language and mind. Volume one is now issued in a new edition, including an essay on the philosophy of logic first published in 1971.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521295505
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2003
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.09(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Truth and necessity in mathematics; 2. The thesis that mathematics is logic; 3. Mathematics without foundations; 4. What is mathematical truth?; 5. Philosophy of physics; 6. An examination of Grünbaum's philosophy of geometry; 7. A philosopher looks at quantum mechanics; 8. Discussion: comments on comments on comments: a reply to Margenau and Wigner; 9. Three-valued logic; 10. The logic of quantum mechanics; 11. Time and physical geometry; 12. Memo on 'conventionalism'; 13. What theories are not; 14. Craig's theorem; 15. It ain't necessarily so; 16. The 'corroboration' of theories; 17. 'Degree of confirmation' and inductive logic; 18. Probability and confirmation; 19. On properties; 20. Philosophy of logic; Bibliography; Index.

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