Pragmatism: An Open Question / Edition 1

Pragmatism: An Open Question / Edition 1

by Hilary Putnam
     
 

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

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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 questions of whether it is possible to find an alternative to corrosive moral skepticism, on the one hand, and to moral authoritarianism on the other.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631193432
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/27/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
5.45(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.33(d)

Table of Contents

Hilary Putnam.

Preface.

Introductory Remarks.

1. The Permanace of William James.

2. Was Wittgenstein a Pragmatist?.

3. Pragmatism and the Contemporary Debate.

Bibliography of the Writings of Hilary Putman.

Index.

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