The Collapse of the Fact/value Dichotomy and Other Essays by Hilary Putnam

The Collapse of the Fact/value Dichotomy and Other Essays by Hilary Putnam

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This text takes issue with an idea that has found a prominent place in popular culture and philosophical thought: the idea that while factual claims can be rationally established or refuted, claims about value are wholly subjective, not capable of being rationally argued for or against.

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Although it is on occasion important and useful to distinguish between factual claims and value judgments, the distinction becomes, Hilary Putnam argues, positively harmful when identified with a dichotomy between the objective and the purely "subjective." Lively, concise, and wise, his book prepares the way for a renewed mutual fruition of philosophy and the social sciences.

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SKU GOR007101046
Title The Collapse of the Fact/value Dichotomy and Other Essays
Author By (author) Hilary Putnam
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Harvard University Press
Year Published 2002
Number of Pages 224
ISBN 10 0674009053
ISBN 13 9780674009059
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

Details

Although it is on occasion important and useful to distinguish between factual claims and value judgments, the distinction becomes, Hilary Putnam argues, positively harmful when identified with a dichotomy between the objective and the purely "subjective." Lively, concise, and wise, his book prepares the way for a renewed mutual fruition of philosophy and the social sciences.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR007101046
Title The Collapse of the Fact/value Dichotomy and Other Essays
Author By (author) Hilary Putnam
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Harvard University Press
Year Published 2002
Number of Pages 224
ISBN 10 0674009053
ISBN 13 9780674009059
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.