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Renewing Philosophy

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$50.00 • £40.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674760943

Publication Date: 08/11/1995

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248 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

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Hilary Putnam, one of America’s most distinguished philosophers, surveys an astonishingly wide range of issues and proposes a new, clear-cut approach to philosophical questions—a renewal of philosophy. He contests the view that only science offers an appropriate model for philosophical inquiry. His discussion of topics from artificial intelligence to natural selection, and of reductive philosophical views derived from these models, identifies the insuperable problems encountered when philosophy ignores the normative or attempts to reduce it to something else.

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