Hilary Putnam





Hilary Putnam


Born
in Chicago (Illinois), The United States
July 31, 1926

Died
March 13, 2016

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Hilary Whitehall Putnam was an American philosopher, mathematician, and computer scientist who was a central figure in analytic philosophy from the 1960s until his death, especially in philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, philosophy of mathematics, and philosophy of science. He was known for his willingness to apply an equal degree of scrutiny to his own philosophical positions as to those of others, subjecting each position to rigorous analysis until he exposed its flaws. As a result, he acquired a reputation for frequently changing his own position. Putnam was Cogan University Professor Emeritus at Harvard University.

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“No sane person should believe that something is subjective merely because it cannot be settled beyond controversy.”
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