Hilary Putnam on Philosophy of Science & Epistemology (Transcript Available)

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Bryan Magee and Hilary Putnam discuss the philosophy of science and the philosophy of mathematics. An introductory overview is given of some of the conceptual issues which arise regarding knowledge and science including its nature, methodology, foundations, as well as objectivity, the fact-value dichotomy, the nature of truth, inductive logic, reductionism, materialism, etc. Hilary Putnam was an American philosopher, mathematician, & computer scientist who was a central figure in analytic philosophy from the 1960s, especially in philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, philosophy of mathematics, & philosophy of science. This interview is from a 1978 BBC program. Subtitles are available.

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