Nelson Goodman (Philosophy Now) by Daniel Cohnitz,Marcus Rossberg

By Daniel Cohnitz,Marcus Rossberg

Nelson Goodman's recognition and critique of convinced tools and tenets of positivism, his defence of nominalism and phenomenalism, his formula of a brand new riddle of induction, his paintings on notational structures, and his research of the humanities position him on the vanguard of the heritage and improvement of yank philosophy within the twentieth-century. although, open air of the US, Goodman has been a slightly overlooked determine. during this first book-length advent to his paintings Cohnitz and Rossberg examine Goodman's lasting contribution to philosophy and exhibit that even if a few of his perspectives will be now thought of retro or unorthodox, there's a lot in Goodman's paintings that's of value at the present time. The e-book starts with the "grue"-paradox, which exemplifies Goodman's manner of facing philosophical difficulties. After this, the unifying positive factors of Goodman's philosophy are provided - his constructivism, conventionalism and relativism - via an dialogue of his primary paintings, The constitution of visual appeal and its value within the analytic culture. the next chapters current the technical gear that underlies his philosophy, his mereology and semiotics, which gives the heritage for dialogue of Goodman's aesthetics. the ultimate bankruptcy examines in larger intensity the presuppositions underlying his philosophy.

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