Philosophical Papers: Volume 2, Mind, Language and Reality
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.
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Language and philosophy
The analytic and the synthetic
Do true assertions correspond to reality?
Some issues in the theory of grammar
The innateness hypothesis and explanatory models in linguistics
How not to talk about meaning
Review of The concept of a person
Is semantics possible?
Philosophy and our mental life
Dreaming and depth grammar
Brains and behavior
Minds and machines
Robots machines or artificially created life?
The mental life of some machines
The nature of mental states
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