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Philosophy in an Age of Science

Physics, Mathematics, and Skepticism

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ISBN 9780674050136

Publication Date: 04/30/2012

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672 pages

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  • Preface
  • Introduction: Hilary Putnam: Artisanal Polymath of Philosophy [Mario De Caro and David Macarthur]
  • Part 1: On the Relations between Philosophy and Science
    • 1. Science and Philosophy (2010)
    • 2. From Quantum Mechanics to Ethics and Back Again (2012)
    • 3. Corresponding with Reality (2011)
    • 4. On Not Writing Off Scientific Realism (2010)
    • 5. The Content and Appeal of “Naturalism” (2004)
    • 6. A Philosopher Looks at Quantum Mechanics (Again) (2005)
    • 7. Quantum Mechanics and Ontology (2011)
    • 8. The Curious Story of Quantum Logic (2011)
  • Part 2: Mathematics and Logic
    • 9. Indispensability Arguments in the Philosophy of Mathematics (2006)
    • 10. Revisiting the Liar Paradox (2000)
    • 11. Set Theory: Realism, Replacement, and Modality (2007)
    • 12. On Axioms of Set Existence (2011)
    • 13. The Gödel Theorem and Human Nature (2011)
    • 14. After Gödel (2006)
    • 15. Nonstandard Models and Kripke’s Proof of the Gödel Theorem (2000)
    • 16. A Proof of the Underdetermination “Doctrine” (2011)
    • 17. A Theorem of Craig’s about Ramsey Sentences (2011)
  • Part 3: Values and Ethics
    • 18. The Fact/Value Dichotomy and Its Critics (2011)
    • 19. Capabilities and Two Ethical Theories (2008)
    • 20. The Epistemology of Unjust War (2006)
    • 21. Cloning People (1999)
  • Part 4: Wittgenstein: Pro and Con
    • 22. Wittgenstein and Realism (2007)
    • 23. Was Wittgenstein Really an Antirealist about Mathematics? (2001)
    • 24. Rules, Attunement, and “Applying Words to the World”: The Struggle to Understand Wittgenstein’s Vision of Language (2001)
    • 25. Wittgenstein, Realism, and Mathematics (2002)
    • 26. Wittgenstein and the Real Numbers (2007)
    • 27. (With Juliet Floyd) Wittgenstein’s “Notorious” Paragraph about the Gödel Theorem: Recent Discussions (2008)
    • 28. Wittgenstein: A Reappraisal (2011)
  • Part 5: The Problems and Pathos of Skepticism
    • 29. Skepticism, Stroud, and the Contextuality of Knowledge (2001)
    • 30. Skepticism and Occasion-Sensitive Semantics (1998)
    • 31. Strawson and Skepticism (1998)
    • 32. Philosophy as the Education of Grownups: Stanley Cavell and Skepticism (2006)
  • Part 6: Experience and Mind
    • 33. The Depths and Shallows of Experience (2005)
    • 34. Aristotle’s Mind and the Contemporary Mind (2000)
    • 35. Functionalism: Cognitive Science or Science Fiction? (1997)
    • 36. How to Be a Sophisticated “Naïve Realist” (2011)
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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