Hilary Putnam

 

The Many Faces of Realism, 1987

 

Preface

1

Lecture I: Is there still anything to say about reality and truth?

3

Intrinsic Properties: dispositions

8

Intrinsic Properties: intentionality

11

Why intentionality is so intractable

13

“The trail of the human serpent is over all”

16

Lecture II: Realism and reasonableness

23

Reality without the dichotomies

32

Lecture III: Equality and our moral image of the world

41

The Frankfurt School’s attempt to justify equality

53

Democracy without a moral image

57

Lecture IV: Reasonabless as a fact and as a value

63

Scientific method

71

The “Epistemological problem”

76

The importance of Peirce’s puzzle

80

Notes

 

Index