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