Reason, Truth and History / Edition 1

Reason, Truth and History / Edition 1

by Hilary Putnam
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521297761

ISBN-13: 9780521297769

Pub. Date: 12/28/1981

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Hilary Putnam deals in this book with some of the most fundamental persistent problems in philosophy: the nature of truth, knowledge and rationality. His aim is to break down the fixed categories of thought which have always appeared to define and constrain the permissible solutions to these problems.  See more details below

Overview

Hilary Putnam deals in this book with some of the most fundamental persistent problems in philosophy: the nature of truth, knowledge and rationality. His aim is to break down the fixed categories of thought which have always appeared to define and constrain the permissible solutions to these problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521297769
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/1981
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
236
Sales rank:
1,274,027
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Brains in a vat; 2. A problem about reference; 3. Two philosophical perspectives; 4. Mind and body; 5. Two conceptions of rationality; 6. Fact and value; 7. Reason and history; 8. The impact of science on modern conceptions of rationality; 9. Values, facts and cognition; Appendix; Index.

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