Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Areas of Interest
Metaphilosophy
Metaphysics
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    Quantitative Parsimony and Explanatory Power
    British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 54 (2): 245-259. 2003.
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    Putnam on Truth: Metaphysical Realism Vs. Kantian Constructivism
    Dissertation, University of Washington. 1990.
    This dissertation concerns Putnam's objections to the realist conception of truth and his alternative, "internal realist," conception. I evaluate two main kinds of argument that Putnam advances against the realist conception of truth. First, the realist conception requires that we are talking about a kind of world we could never, according to Putnam, be talking about, namely a world that exists in itself, independent of minds. He argues that our powers of representation could never establish the…Read more