The Twin Earth Chronicles

The Twin Earth Chronicles

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In 1975, Harvard philosopher Hilary Putnam published a paper called The Meaning of `Meaning, ' in which he challenged the orthodox view in the philosophies of language and mind. The article's Twin Earth thought experiment was simple, but the philosophical conclusions deriving from it--about the nature of meaning and reference, of thought, of knowledge--were shocking. Now, on the twentieth anniversay of the publication of Putnam's paper, Andrew Pessin and Sandford Goldberg have collected the very best of the writing by the leading philosophers on the subject of Twin Earth. With a new introductory essay by Hilary Putnam, this volume will acquaint novice philosophers with one of the most important debates in twentieth century philosophy and provide seasoned readers with a useful compendium of writing on essential questions in the philosophies of language and mind.This chapter is excerpted from Dennetta#39;s essay aquot;Beyond Belief, aquot; in Woodfield ( 1982). ... My dream house is not a denizen of my notional world on a par with my house or even the house I will end my days in; thinking about it (my dream house )anbsp;...

Title:The Twin Earth Chronicles
Author:Andrew Pessin, Sanford Goldberg
Publisher:M.E. Sharpe - 1996


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