Hilary putnam

Hilary Putnam

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    Hilary Putnam

    Hilary Whitehall Putman was an American Philosopher who contributed to the studies of Philosophy of Mind, Language, Science, Analytics, Mathematics, and Computer Science. Putman was Born on July 31, 1926, in Chicago, Illinois. He was a central contributor to the solution of Hilbert's Tenth Problem and Published a Paper called "Minds and Machines". He worked as a Philosophy Professor At Harvard University for 40 years. Died on March 13, 2016, at the age of 89.
  • Minds and Machine

    During his time at Princeton University Putnam published A Paper called "Minds and Machine" where he analyzed the similarities of the human mind to machines and computers gaining popularity. Sparking a program called Functionalism and the Philosophy of Minds.
  • Philosophy of Mathematics: Selected Readings

    Philosophy of Mathematics: Selected Readings
    A Joint work from Paul Benacerraf and Putnam Created a new classification of Philosophy called "Mathematical Philosophy" that challenges the classical foundation of mathematics and philosophy. Putnam, H. (1964). Benacerraf, Paul (ed.). Philosophy of Mathematics: Selected Readings. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall.
  • Harvard University Professor

    Putnam moved to Harvard University after spending time at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Head Professor in Philosophy in 1961.
  • Hilbert's Tenth Problem

    As the Central Contributor to Hilbert's Tenth Problem which spanned 21 years with the combined effort of Martin Davis. Yuri Matiyasevich and Julia Robinson. Creating a solution called Matiyasevich Theorem also known as MRDP Theorem to solve Hilbert's Tenth Problem
  • Philosophy of Logic

    Philosophy of Logic
    Paper published by Putnam that tackled the ontological problem in the Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics. Putnam, H. (1971). Philosophy of Logic. New York: Harper & Row
  • Thought Experiment "Brain in A Vat"

    Devised Thought Experiment created by Professor Putnam that delved into the Field of Epistemology. An Experiment that intended to disprove the fundamental contention of metaphysical realism - That objects and relationships in the world exist independently of how we perceive them.
  • The Threefold Cord: Mind, Body, and World.

    The Threefold Cord: Mind, Body, and World.
    A Book created by Putnam that delved into the inquiry of powers of the human Mind Putnam, H. (1999). The Threefold Cord: Mind, Body, and World. New York: Columbia University Press
  • Naturalism, Realism, and Normativity

    Naturalism, Realism, and Normativity
    An intellectual Achievement created by Putnam that included nearly seventy years of research that outlined the Recent History of Philosophy. Putnam, H. (2016). De Caro, Mario (ed.). Naturalism, Realism, and Normativity. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press
  • Hilary Putnam Death

    On March 13, 2016, Hilary Putnam died at his home in Arlington, Mass. At the age of 89, his daughter-in-law said the cause of death was metastasized mesothelioma in other words Cancer. Putnam Death Provoked Encomium among his Colleagues. The philosopher Martha C. Nussbaum wrote in The Huffington Post that Professor Putnam was “one of the greatest philosophers this nation has ever produced” and compared him to Aristotle in the range of his “creative and foundational contributions.”