Hilary Putnam

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  • ''... causes (pains) are not logical constructions out of their effects (behaviour).''
    Hilary Putnam (b. 1926), U.S. professor of philosophy (worked mainly at Harvard). "Brains and Behaviour," Blackwell (1965), p. 7, Analytical Philosophy, second series, ed. R. J. Butler.
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  • ''No sane person should believe that something is 'subjective' merely because it cannot be settled beyond controversy.''
    Hilary Putnam (b. 1926), U.S. philosopher. The Many Faces of Realism, p. 71 (1987).
  • ''Cut the pie any way you like, "meanings" just ain't in the head!''
    Hilary Putnam (b. 1926), U.S. professor of philosophy; worked mainly at Harvard. Cambridge University Press (1975). "The Meaning of 'Meaning'," Mind (Language and Reality), p. 227.

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