Hilary Putnam

Mathematics, Matter, and Method (Philosophical Papers, Volume 1)  

Contents

Introduction vii

1Truth and necessity in mathematics 1
2 The thesis that mathematics is logic 12
3 Mathematics without foundations 43
4 What is mathematical truth? 6o
5 Philosophy of physics 79
6 An examination of Grunbaum's philosophy of geometry 93
7 A philosopher looks at quantum mechanics 130
8 Discussion: comments on comments on comments: a reply
to Margenau and Wigner 159
9 Three-valued logic 166
10 The logic of quantum mechanics 174
11 Time and physical geometry 198
12 Memo on 'conventionalism' 206
I3 What theories are not 215
14 Craig's theorem 228
15 It ain't necessarily so 237
16 The 'corroboration' of theories 250
17 'Degree of confirmation' and inductive logic 270
18 Probability and confirmation 293
19 On properties 305
20 Philosophy of logic 323
Bibliography 359
Index 362