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The Resource Ethics without ontology, Hilary Putnam

Ethics without ontology, Hilary Putnam

Label
Ethics without ontology
Title
Ethics without ontology
Statement of responsibility
Hilary Putnam
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Hilary Putnam traces the ways in which ethical problems arise in a historical context. Putnam's central concern is ontology - indeed, the very idea of ontology as the division of philosophy concerned with what (ultimately) exists. Reviewing what he deems the disastrous consequences of ontology's influence on analytic philosophy - in particular, the contortions it imposes upon debates about the objective of ethical judgments - Putnam proposes abandoning the very idea of ontology. He argues persuasively that the attempt to provide an ontological explanation of the objectivity of either mathematics or ethics is, in fact, an attempt to provide justifications that are extraneous to mathematics and ethics - and thus is deeply misguided."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Putnam, Hilary.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethics
  • Ontology
Label
Ethics without ontology, Hilary Putnam
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [133]-151) and index
Contents
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • Pt. I.
  • Ethics without Ontology
  • Lecture 1.
  • Ethics without Metaphysics.
  • p. 15
  • Lecture 2.
  • Defense of Conceptual Relativity.
  • p. 33
  • Lecture 3.
  • Objectivity without Objects.
  • p. 52
  • Lecture 4.
  • "Ontology": An Obituary.
  • p. 71
  • Pt. II.
  • Enlightenment and Pragmatism
  • Lecture 1.
  • Three Enlightenments.
  • p. 89
  • Lecture 2.
  • Skepticism about Enlightenment.
  • p. 109
  • Notes.
  • p. 133
  • Index.
  • p. 153
Control code
l82003057117
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
ix, 160 p.
Isbn
9780674013100
Lccn
2003057117
Label
Ethics without ontology, Hilary Putnam
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [133]-151) and index
Contents
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • Pt. I.
  • Ethics without Ontology
  • Lecture 1.
  • Ethics without Metaphysics.
  • p. 15
  • Lecture 2.
  • Defense of Conceptual Relativity.
  • p. 33
  • Lecture 3.
  • Objectivity without Objects.
  • p. 52
  • Lecture 4.
  • "Ontology": An Obituary.
  • p. 71
  • Pt. II.
  • Enlightenment and Pragmatism
  • Lecture 1.
  • Three Enlightenments.
  • p. 89
  • Lecture 2.
  • Skepticism about Enlightenment.
  • p. 109
  • Notes.
  • p. 133
  • Index.
  • p. 153
Control code
l82003057117
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
ix, 160 p.
Isbn
9780674013100
Lccn
2003057117

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