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$43.50 • £34.95 • €39.00

ISBN 9780674749450

Publication Date: 03/01/1992

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422 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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  • Introduction [James Conant]
  • I. Metaphysics
    • 1. Realism with a Human Face
      • A. Realism
      • B. Relativism
    • 2. A Defense of Internal Realism
    • 3. After Empiricism
    • 4. Is Water Necessarily H2O?
    • 5. Is the Causal Structure of the Physical Itself Something Physical?
    • 6. Truth and Convention
    • 7. Why Is a Philosopher?
    • 8. The Craving for Objectivity
  • II. Ethics and Aesthetics
    • 9. Beyond the Fact/Value Dichotomy
    • 10. The Place of Facts in a World of Values
    • 11. Objectivity and the Science/Ethics Distinction
    • 12. How Not to Solve Ethical Problems
    • 13. Taking Rules Seriously
    • 14. Scientific Liberty and Scientific License
    • 15. Is There a Fact of the Matter about Fiction?
  • III. Studies in American Philosophy
    • 16. William James’s Ideas [with Ruth Anna Putnam]
    • 17. James’s Theory of Perception
    • 18. Peirce the Logician
    • 19. The Way the World Is
    • 20. The Greatest Logical Positivist
    • 21. Meaning Holism
    • 22. Nelson Goodman’s Fact, Fiction, and Forecast
  • Notes
  • Credits
  • Index

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