The article aims at deepening and making explicit the influence of pragmatism on the thought of Hilary Putnam, moving from the analysis of some of his earlier writings, in which the reference to pragmatism was still very much implicit. In particular, although focused on the classical neopositivist questions of the philosophy of science on which Putnam has been trained, the essays What Theories Are Not (1962) and The “Corroboration” of Theories (1974) betray some original pragmatist options already. The article will review the pragmatist undertones in Putnam’s criticism of contemporary epistemology in order to test its promises.
|Titolo tradotto del contributo||[Autom. eng. transl.] Putnam and the critique of contemporary epistemology: pragmatist ideas|
|Numero di pagine||22|
|Rivista||European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2019|
- Verificazionismo, olismo, falsificazionismo, pragmatismo