Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Horwich I 409
Object/thing/language/Internal Realism/world/Putnam: thesis: objects themselves are also made as they are discovered. -FieldVsPutnam: Then you would have to regard non-seperate parts as language-dependent, but they are language independent.
Putnam I 247
Realism/reality/objects/Spacetime Points/Putnam: Kripke, Quine, Lewis disagree: what is the relationship between the chair and the spacetime region, which it occupies? - Quine: the chair and his constituent electromagnetic and other fields are one and the same. The chair is the spacetime region. - KripkeVsQuine: both are numerically different objects, however, have the same mass (E.g. statue/clay) - the chair could take another spacetime region. - QuineVsKripke: this evidence is worthless because modal predicates are hopelessly vague. - Lewis: Quine is right, in terms of the chair, but wrong in terms of the modal predicates.- LewisVsKripke: not the chair, but a counterpart to this chair could have been somewhere else. - Putnam: it is nonsense to ask whether the chair is identical with the matter or coexists with it - no convention: if the chair is blue - Convention: whether it is a spacetime region, and if we have to decide that. - Spacetime points: are imagined by some authors as predicates - then the spacetime region is a set of properties. - Putnam: that is a matter of opinion - (> four-dimensionalism).

Pu I
H. Putnam
Von einem Realistischen Standpunkt Frankfurt 1993

H. Putnam
Repräsentation und Realität Frankfurt 1999

H. Putnam
Für eine Erneuerung der Philosophie Stuttgart 1997

H. Putnam
Pragmatismus Eine offene Frage Frankfurt 1995

Pu V
H. Putnam
Vernunft, Wahrheit und Geschichte Frankfurt 1990

Hor I
P. Horwich (Ed.)
Theories of Truth Aldershot 1994

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-29