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kindle ë Many Faces of Realism The Paul Carus Lectures Ó Paperback read ↠ hilary putnam ☆ The first two lectures place the alternative I defend a kind of pragmatic realism in a historical and metaphysical context Part of that context is provided by Husserl's remark thL heritageIn the final lecture I defend the idea of moral objectivity I compare our epistemological positions in ethics history analysis of human character and science and I argue that in no area can we hope for a 'foundation' which is ultimate than the beliefs that actually at a given time function as foundational in the area the beliefs concerning which one has to say 'this is where my spade is turned' In ethics such beliefs are represented in moral images of the worl Solid details on his vision

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That truth depends on conceptual scheme and it is nonetheless 'real truth'In my third lecture I turn to the Kantian antecedents of this view explaining what I think should be retained of the Kantian idea of autonomy as the central theme of morality and extracting from Kant's work a 'moral image of the world' that connects the ideals of euality and intellectual liberty In this lecture I defend the idea that moral images are an indispensible part of our moral and cultura I wish there were halves on Goodreads because 4 is not good enough but this is not a 5 star worthy bookHilary Putnam is a phenomenal writer or speaker because he makes everything so simple to understand I can't shed much light on what exactly he wrote that is not already on the back I will say that he attacked scientism uite a bit Showing that induction is not the only way to know the truth and that it won't' even help explain our common sense beliefs His contribution on finding a common ground between relativism and objectivity in truth seemed like it was something that people already know but maybe I am wrong He just says that truth itself is objective but because people look at things differently they can come up with two different answers that are both true but shown from a different perspective It sounds a lot like relativism itself but read the book to understand it better I don't do justice to it After all I am not Hilary Putnam

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Many Faces of Realism The Paul Carus LecturesThe first two lectures place the alternative I defend a kind of pragmatic realism in a historical and metaphysical context Part of that context is provided by Husserl's remark that the history of modern philosophy begins with Galileo that is modern philosophy has been hypnotized by the idea that scientific facts are all the facts there are Another part is provided by the analysis of a very simple example of what I call 'contextual relativity' The position I defend holds One of the most masterful of analytical philosophers in terms of insight in terms of lucidity and in terms of his ability to reconcile seemingly irreconcilable ideas almost like a modern incarnation of William James Here he takes on realism and what that means in an era in which we know that a granite boulder is mostly empty intra atomic space Really pragmatist philosophy is the most elegant way of saying fuck it And Putnam says it better than almost anyone else