Hilary Putnam

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  • Birth

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  • Meaning

    Meaning
    Putnam published a paper called The Meaning of ‘Meaning’. It interpret meaning as an external reality rather than mental entities or conceptual constructs. Work cited:
    Ben-Menahem, Yemima. "Hilary Putnam". Encyclopedia Britannica, 27 Jul. 2020, https://www.britannica.com/biography/Hilary-Putnam. Accessed 7 March 2021.
  • Mental Life

    Philosophy and Our Mental Life was published. It explained the multiple realizability which meant function and structure are not one to one correspondence, and that function can be performed in different physical systems. Work cited: Hickey, Lance P. Hilary Putnam. Continuum, 2009.
  • Metaphysical Realism

    Metaphysical Realism
    Putnam argued against a view he called Metaphysical Realism, asking that internal realism be chosen instead. Work cited:
    Ben-Menahem, Yemima. "Hilary Putnam". Encyclopedia Britannica, 27 Jul. 2020, https://www.britannica.com/biography/Hilary-Putnam. Accessed 7 March 2021.
  • Common sense

    Putnam published a paper called Reason, Truth an History. Here Hilary Putman referred to internal realism as commonsense realism. Work cited:
    Ben-Menahem, Yemima. "Hilary Putnam". Encyclopedia Britannica, 27 Jul. 2020, https://www.britannica.com/biography/Hilary-Putnam. Accessed 7 March 2021.
  • Death

    Hilary Putnam died
    Work cited: Hickey, Lance P. Hilary Putnam. Continuum, 2009.