Philosophical Papers, Volume 1: Mathematics, Matter and Method / Edition 2by Hilary Putnam
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 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.
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Table of ContentsIntroduction; 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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