The Collapse of the Fact/Value Dichotomy and Other Essays
By (author) Hilary Putnam
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Collapse of the Fact/Value Dichotomy and Other Essays by Hilary Putnam
Book DescriptionAlthough it is on occasion important and useful to distinguish between factual claims and value judgments, the distinction becomes, Hilary Putnam argues, positively harmful when identified with a dichotomy between the objective and the purely "subjective." Lively, concise, and wise, his book prepares the way for a renewed mutual fruition of philosophy and the social sciences.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674013803
(203mm x 133mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 2-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Hilary Putnam
Pragmatism as a Way of Life, Hardback (May 2017)
Hilary Putnam argues that all facts are dependent on cognitive values. Ruth Anna Putnam turns the problem around, illuminating the factual basis of moral principles. Together, they offer a pragmatic vision that in Hilary's words serves as a manifesto for what the two of us would like philosophy to look like in the twenty-first century and beyond."
Naturalism, Realism, and Normativity, Hardback (April 2016)
Hilary Putnam's writings have shaped fields from epistemology to ethics, metaphysics to the philosophy of physics, the philosophy of mathematics to the philosophy of mind. This volume reflects his latest thinking on how to articulate a theory of naturalism which acknowledges that normative phenomena form an ineluctable part of human experience.
End of Value-Free Economics, Paperback (May 2014)
This book brings together key players in the current debate on positive and normative science and philosophy and value judgements in economics.
Philosophy in an Age of Science, Hardback (April 2012)» View all books by Hilary Putnam
Hilary Putnam has at last paused from philosophizing to collect his papers for publication--his first volume in almost two decades. Contributing to a broad range of philosophical inquiry, Putnam has been said to represent a "history of recent philosophy in outline." In this volume he suggests philosophy's possible future, as well.
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Author Biography - Hilary Putnam
Hilary Putnam is Cogan University Professor Emeritus at Harvard University.
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