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This quantity appraises the main philosophical contributions of Hilary Putnam (b. 1926) to the speculation of that means, philosophy of brain, philosophy of technology and arithmetic, and ethical conception. involved not just with the extensive spectrum of difficulties addressed, it additionally info the changes and restructuring his positions have gone through through the years. The research constitutes a severe creation to imperative concerns in modern philosophy, together with quantum good judgment, realism, functionalism, the "mind as laptop" metaphor, and the fact/value dichotomy.

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