Hilary Putnam

 

Words and Life

 

Contents

 

Introduction by James Conant    xi

 

I. The Return of Aristotle

       1. How Old is theMind?       3

       2. Changing Aristotle’s Mind (with Martha C. Nussbaum)    22                   
       3.
Aristotle after Wittgenstein   62
II.
The Legacy of Logical Positivism
       4.   Logical Positivism and Intentionality   85

5.  Reichenbach’s Metaphysical Picture    99

6.  Reichenbach and the Myth of the Given   115

       7.   Reichenbach and the Limits of Vindication  131
III. The Inheritance of Pragmatism

8. Pragmatism and Morai Objectivity    151

9. Pragmatism and Relativism: Universal Values and Traditional Ways of Life       182

       10. Dewey’s Logic: Epistemology as Hypothesis (with Ruth Anna Putnam)         198

       11. Education for Democracy  (with Ruth Anna Putnam)    221

IV. Essays after Wittgenstein

12.Rethinking Mathematical Necessity    245

13.Does the Disquotational Theory of Truth Solve All Philosophical Problems?    264

14.Realism without Absolutes    279

15.The Question of Realism    295

V. Truth and Reference

      16. On Truth 315

      17. A Comparison of Something with Something Else            330

      18. Model Theory and the “Factuality” of Semantics            351

      19. Probability and the Mental   376
VI.   Mind and Language

20. Artificial Intelligence: Much Ado about Not VeryMuch   391

21. Models and Modules: Fodor’s The Modularity of Mind    403

22. Reflexive Reflections    416

23. Reductionism and the Nature of Psychology     428

24. Why Functionalism Didn’t Work    441

VII. The Diversity of the Sciences

25. The Diversity of the Sciences     463

26. The Idea of Science    481

27. Three Kinds of Scientific Realism    492

28. Philosophy of Mathematics: Why Nothing Works    499

29. The Cultural Impact of Newton: Pope’s Essay on Man and Those “Happy Pieties”        513

Credits     523

Index       527