Philosophical Papers

Philosophical Papers Volume 2 , Mind, Language and Reality

Philosophical Papers
  • Edited by Hilary Putnam

  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

    Online Publication Date:January 2010

    Online ISBN:9780511625251

    Hardback ISBN:9780521206686

    Paperback ISBN:9780521295512

  • Book DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511625251

    Subjects: Logic

Professor Hilary Putnam has been one of the most influential and sharply original of recent American philosophers in a whole range of fields. His most important published work is collected here, together with several new and substantial studies, in two volumes. The first deals with the philosophy of mathematics and of science and the nature of philosophical and scientific enquiry; the second deals with the philosophy of language and mind. Volume one is now issued in a new edition, including an essay on the philosophy of logic first published in 1971.


 Reviews:

'Professor Putnam presents a powerful, coherent and persuasive system of thought. Ranging widely over the topics mentioned in their titles, the two volumes of essays yet have a remarkable degree of unity. Their themes overlap and are linked, as philosophical themes, seriously handled, must always overlap and be linked. In a period in which the general level of philosophical competence, as evidenced in publication, is extremely high, Putnam's work stands conspicuously out by virtue of its combination of technical sophistication, clear-sightedness, depth and power. Nothing of what he says is trivial, most of it is true and all parts of it are systematically interconnected. His prose - lucid, lively and unpretentious - is an excellent medium for his thought.' P. F. Strawson, The Times Literary Supplement

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