Hilary Putnam

Realism and Reason. Philosophical Papers, vol.3

Contents

Introduction vii
1 Models and reality 1
2 Equivalence 26
3 Possibility and necessity 46
4 Reference and truth 69
5 ‘Two dogmas’ revisited 87
6 There is at least one a priori truth 98
7 Analyticity and apriority: beyond Wittgenstein and Quine 115
8 Computationai psychology and interpretation theory 139
9 Reflections on Goodman’s Ways of Worldmaking 155
10 Convention: a theme in philosophy 170
11 Philosophers and human understanding 184
12 Why there isn’t a ready-made world 205
13 Why reason can’t be naturalized 229
14 Quantum mechanics and the observer 248
15 Vagueness and alternative logic 271
16 Beyond historicism 287


Bibliography 304
Acknowledgements
309
Index
310