New PDF release: Conventionalism: From Poincare to Quine

By Yemima Ben-Menahem

The bold concept that conference - human choice - lies on the root either one of beneficial truths and masses of empirical technological know-how reverberates via twentieth-century philosophy, constituting a revolution corresponding to Kant's Copernican revolution. This 2006 publication presents a complete examine of Conventionalism. Drawing a contrast among conventionalist theses, the under-determination of technological know-how via empirical truth, and the linguistic account of necessity, Yemima Ben-Menahem strains the evolution of either principles to their origins in Poincaré's geometric conventionalism. She argues that the novel extrapolations of Poincaré's rules through later thinkers, together with Wittgenstein, Quine, and Carnap, finally ended in the decline of conventionalism. This e-book presents a clean point of view on twentieth-century philosophy. the various significant issues of latest philosophy emerge during this e-book as coming up from engagement with the problem of conventionalism.

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