Philosophical Papers: Volume 3, Realism and Reason

Hilary Putnam
eISBN-13: 9780511867859

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This is the third volume of Hilary Putnam's philosophical papers, published in paperback for the first time. The volume contains his major essays from 1975 to 1982, which reveal a large shift in emphasis in the 'realist' position developed in his earlier work. While not renouncing those views, Professor Putnam has continued to explore their epistemological consequences and conceptual history. He now, crucially, sees theories of truth and of meaning that derive from a firm notion of reference as inadequate.

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ISBNs 9780521313940, 9780521313940, 0511867859, 9780511867859
Language eng