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 and David Macarthur
  • Part 1: On the Relations between Philosophy and Science
    • 1. Science and Philosophy (2010)
    • 2. From Quantum Mechanics to Ethics and Back Again (2012)
    • 3. Corresponding with Reality (2011)
    • 4. On Not Writing Off Scientific Realism (2010)
    • 5. The Content and Appeal of “Naturalism” (2004)
    • 6. A Philosopher Looks at Quantum Mechanics (Again) (2005)
    • 7. Quantum Mechanics and Ontology (2011)
    • 8. The Curious Story of Quantum Logic (2011)
  • Part 2: Mathematics and Logic
    • 9. Indispensability Arguments in the Philosophy of Mathematics (2006)
    • 10. Revisiting the Liar Paradox (2000)
    • 11. Set Theory: Realism, Replacement, and Modality (2007)
    • 12. On Axioms of Set Existence (2011)
    • 13. The Gödel Theorem and Human Nature (2011)
    • 14. After Gödel (2006)
    • 15. Nonstandard Models and Kripke’s Proof of the Gödel Theorem (2000)
    • 16. A Proof of the Underdetermination “Doctrine” (2011)
    • 17. A Theorem of Craig’s about Ramsey Sentences (2011)
  • Part 3: Values and Ethics
    • 18. The Fact/Value Dichotomy and Its Critics (2011)
    • 19. Capabilities and Two Ethical Theories (2008)
    • 20. The Epistemology of Unjust War (2006)
    • 21. Cloning People (1999)
  • Part 4: Wittgenstein: Pro and Con
    • 22. Wittgenstein and Realism (2007)
    • 23. Was Wittgenstein Really an Antirealist about Mathematics? (2001)
    • 24. Rules, Attunement, and “Applying Words to the World”: The Struggle to Understand Wittgenstein’s Vision of Language (2001)
    • 25. Wittgenstein, Realism, and Mathematics (2002)
    • 26. Wittgenstein and the Real Numbers (2007)
    • 27. (With Juliet Floyd) Wittgenstein’s “Notorious” Paragraph about the Gödel Theorem: Recent Discussions (2008)
    • 28. Wittgenstein: A Reappraisal (2011)
  • Part 5: The Problems and Pathos of Skepticism
    • 29. Skepticism, Stroud, and the Contextuality of Knowledge (2001)
    • 30. Skepticism and Occasion-Sensitive Semantics (1998)
    • 31. Strawson and Skepticism (1998)
    • 32. Philosophy as the Education of Grownups: Stanley Cavell and Skepticism (2006)
  • Part 6: Experience and Mind
    • 33. The Depths and Shallows of Experience (2005)
    • 34. Aristotle’s Mind and the Contemporary Mind (2000)
    • 35. Functionalism: Cognitive Science or Science Fiction? (1997)
    • 36. How to Be a Sophisticated “Naïve Realist” (2011)
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
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