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Putnam’s last book, edited by Mario De Caro

Hilary Putnam Naturalism, Realism, and Normativity Harvard University Press Edited by Mario De Caro Publication: April 2016 248 pages Table of Contents Introduction: Putnam’s Philosophy and Metaphilosophy [Mario De Caro] I. Liberal Naturalism and Normativity 1. Naturalism, Realism, and Normativity … Continue reading

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Obituaries *** Necrologi

Martha C.Nussbaum, Hilary Putnam (1926-2016), The Huffingtonpost Jane O’Grady, Hilary Putnam obituary, The Guardian Bruce Weber, Hilary Putnam, Giant of Modern Philosophy, Dies at 89, The New York Times Mario De Caro, Il realismo non ammette miracoli, Il Sole 24 … Continue reading

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Rest in peace Hilary Putnam!

Very sadly, I’ve learned that Hilary Putnam has died today at the age of 89. Anyone who met him and read his writings sympathetically can attest he was a great man AND a great philosopher. The philosophical landscape will appear … Continue reading

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International Conference on the Philosophy of Hilary Putnam

October 3, 2015 – October 5, 2015 Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, BombayPowai Mumbai, India Main speakers: Maria Baghramian,University College Dublin Alan Berger,Brandeis University Simon Blackburn,Cambridge University James Conant,University of Chicago Mario De Caro,University of … Continue reading

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Putnam’s blog “Sardonic comment”

Putnam now has a blog, titled “Sardonic comment”! About this unusual name, he writes: “In 1976, when I delivered the John Locke Lectures at Oxford, I often spent time with Peter Strawson, and one day at lunch he made a … Continue reading

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Philosophy as a value. Hilary Putnam awarded Honoris Causa Laurea by the University of Venezia Cà Foscari

I am pleased to announce that Hilary Putnam has been honored with a Laurea Honoris Causa at the University of Venezia Cà Foscari (Italy) . I graduated at this university, so I am doubly happy for him! Here a video … Continue reading

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Putnam’s reply to J.Fodor’s review

“It seems that Fodor was seized by what seemed to him to be the ‘key’ to all my views: Wittgensteinian semantics! You got me wrong, Jerry, I am no ‘Wittgensteinian’.” http://www.lrb.co.uk/v35/n02/jerry-fodor/cest-mon-metier

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Enlightening “Science and Philosophy”

(2007) 1. Why and how the very need for philosophy became a question 2. Logical Positivism as a failed response 3. Postmodernism as another failed response 4. The importance and value of philosophy as I see it 5. Another look … Continue reading

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A new book: Philosophy in an Age of Science. Physics, Mathematics, and Skepticism

Philosophy in an Age of Science. Physics, Mathematics, and Skepticism Hilary Putnam Edited by Mario De Caro and David Macarthur 672 pages Harvard University Press April 2012 Contents Preface Introduction: Hilary Putnam: Artisanal Polymath of Philosophy / Mario De Caro … Continue reading

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Lauener Prize

Launer Prize or an Outstanding Oeuvre in Analytical Philosophy Prizewinner 2012: Professor Hilary Putnam Award Ceremony: Thursday 21 June 2012, Bern, Switzerland http://www.lauener-foundation.ch/lfea2012i1.html   The fifth recipient of the Lauener Prize for an Outstanding Oeuvre in Analytical Philosophy is Hilary … Continue reading

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