Hilary Putnam

Hilary Putnam

No sane person should believe that something is subjective merely because it cannot be settled beyond controversy.More Hilary Putnam quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The physicist who states a law of nature with the aid of a mathematical formula is abstracting a real feature of a real material world, even if he has to speak of numbers, vectors, tensors, state-functions, or whatever to make the abstraction.More Hilary Putnam quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Cut the pie any way you like, "meanings" just ain't in the head!More Hilary Putnam quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
...while there is such a thing as correctness in ethics, in interpretation, in mathematics, the way to understand that is not by trying to model it on the ways in which we get things right in physics....More Hilary Putnam quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It was Rudolf Carnap's dream for the last three decades of his life to show that science proceeds by a formal syntactic method; today no one to my knowledge holds out any hope for that project.More Hilary Putnam quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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