Putnam on Realism, Mind and World

We will be reading the first part of Putnam’s the Threefold Chord and different texts where Putnam and McDowell debate on their views on mind, world, and meaning.

Schedule

Tuesdays afternoon (every other week) from 15:00 to 16:30h starting on the 21st of November 2021 via Blackboard Collaborate.

Readings

McDowell, J. 1992: “Putnam on Mind and Meaning”. Philosophical Topics (The Philosophy of Hilary Putnam) 20 (1): 35-48. https://www.jstor.org/stable/i40123373

Putnam, H. 1992: “Reply to McDowell”. Philosophical Topics (The Philosophy of Hilary Putnam) 20 (1): 358-61. https://www.jstor.org/stable/i40123373

Putnam, H. 2002: “McDowell’s Mind and McDowell’s World”, in N. H. Smith (ed.): Reading McDowell: On Mind and World (pp. 174-90). London: Routledge, 2002.

McDowell, J. 2002: “Reply to Putnam”, in N. H. Smith (ed.): Reading McDowell: On Mind and World (pp. 291-94). London: Routledge, 2002.

Putnam 1999: “Sense, nonsense, and the senses: an inquiry into the powers of the human mind” in The Treefold Chord (pp. 3-70). New York: Columbia University Press, 1999.

  • Lecture One: “The antinomy of realism” (3-20).
  • Lecture Two: “The importance of being Austin: the need for a “second nalveté”” (21-42).
  • Lecture Three: “the face of cognition” (43-70).

Coordinator

Jordi Valor. If interested in joining the RG, please send a message to Jordi.valor@uv.es.

Project
Eliminativism, FIctionalism, and Expressivism. The possibility of a negative metaphysical veredict about a discourse D (PID2019-106420GA-100) *

* Grant  PID2019-106420GA-I00 funded by MCIN/AEI/ 10.13039/501100011033.