Hilary Putnam (1926-2016)

source: Philosophical Overdose     2016年7月17日
The Philosopher's Zone marks the passing of Hilary Putnam, who died earlier this year. Some of Putnam's key insights are introduced and discussed, including his idea of multiple realizability and functionalism in the philosophy of mind, brains in a vat and skepticism, semantic externalism, pragmatism, the fact-value dichotomy, and more.
Hilary Putnam was an American philosopher, mathematician, and computer scientist who was a central figure in analytic philosophy. He made important contributions in logic, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, epistemology, philosophy of science, and mathematics.
I highly recommend Putnam's "Reason, Truth, and History", which can be found here:https://ia902606.us.archive.org/23/it...
Interview with Putnam on Philosophy of Science: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et8kD...
Credit to Australia's ABC Radio National: The Philosopher's Zone with Joe Gelonesi and David Macarthur.

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