Reason, Truth and History / Edition 1

Reason, Truth and History / Edition 1

by Hilary Putnam
     
 

Concerned with some of the most fundamental problems in philosophy, the nature of truth, knowledge, and rationality, Putnam's aim is to break down the fixed categories of thought that have always appeared to define and constrain the permissible solutions to these problems. See more details below

Overview

Concerned with some of the most fundamental problems in philosophy, the nature of truth, knowledge, and rationality, Putnam's aim is to break down the fixed categories of thought that have always appeared to define and constrain the permissible solutions to these problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521297769
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
236
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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