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  1. Anders Öberg (2011). Hilary Putnam on Meaning and Necessity. Dissertation, Uppsala Universityscore: 180.0
    In this dissertation on Hilary Putnam's philosophy, I investigate his development regarding meaning and necessity, in particular mathematical necessity. Putnam has been a leading American philosopher since the end of the 1950s, becoming famous in the 1960s within the school of analytic philosophy, associated in particular with the philosophy of science and the philosophy of language. Under the influence of W.V. Quine, Putnam challenged the logical positivism/empiricism that had become strong in America after World War II, with influential exponents such (...)
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  2. Louise Cummings (2002). Hilary Putnam's Dialectical Thinking: An Application to Fallacy Theory. [REVIEW] Argumentation 16 (2):197-229.score: 180.0
    In recent and not so recent years, fallacy theory has sustained numerous challenges, challenges which have seen the theory charged with lack of systematicity as well as failure to deliver significant insights into its subject matter. In the following discussion, I argue that these criticisms are subordinate to a more fundamental criticism of fallacy theory, a criticism pertaining to the lack of intelligibility of this theory. The charge of unintelligibility against fallacy theory derives from a similar charge against philosophical theories (...)
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  3. Gabor Forrai (2002). Review of Hilary Putnam: Pragmatism and Realism. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews--Online.score: 180.0
    The book is an outgrowth of a 1998 conference held at the Nicholas Copernicus University in Toru (Poland), for which Hilary Putnam was the keynote speaker. It contains eleven papers with responses by Putnam, and is divided into two parts, one on pragmatism and one on realism. Each part is prefaced by a short and well-focused introduction by Urszula M. Zeglen, which may be useful for those who did not keep up with the development of Putnam’s thought since the late (...)
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  4. Hilary Putnam & George Boolos (eds.) (1990). Meaning and Method: Essays in Honor of Hilary Putnam. Cambridge University Press.score: 144.0
    In this festschrift for the eminent philosopher Hilary Putnam, a team of distinguished philosophers write on a broad range of topics and thus reflect the remarkably fertile and provocative research of Putnam himself. The volume is not merely a celebration of a man, but also a report on the state of philosophy in a number of significant areas. The essays fall naturally into three groups: a central core on the theme of conventionality and content in the philosophy of mind, language, (...)
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  5. Dan Zahavi (2004). Natural Realism, Anti-Reductionism, and Intentionality: The 'Phenomenology' of Hilary Putnam. In Phenomenology of Hilary Putnam in Space, Time, and Culture. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Pub.score: 132.0
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  6. Alexei Angelides (2004). The Last Collapse? An Essay Review of Hilary Putnam's the Collapse of the Fact/Value Dichotomy and Other Essays. Philosophy of Science 71 (3):402-411.score: 120.0
    Hilary Putnam's The Collapse of the Fact/Value Dichotomy and Other Essays serves as his latest installment attempting to detail some of the historical background and recent controversies over the so-called fact/value distinction. In it, Putnam claims that the positivists' influence led to an inflated dichotomy, rather than distinction, between descriptive sentences and evaluative sentences. He argues that such a dichotomy is unwarranted through a number of arguments intended to show that attempts to "disentangle" facts from values always fail. However, in (...)
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  7. Dermot Moran (2000). Hilary Putnam and Immanuel Kant: Two `Internal Realists'? Synthese 123 (1):65-104.score: 120.0
    Since 1976 Hilary Putnam has drawn parallels between his "internal", "pragmatic", "natural" or "common-sense" realism and Kant's transcendental idealism. Putnam reads Kant as rejecting the then current metaphysical picture with its in-built assumptions of a unique, mind-independent world, and truth understood as correspondence between the mind and that ready-made world. Putnam reads Kant as overcoming the false dichotomies inherent in that picture and even finds some glimmerings of conceptual relativity in Kant's proposed solution. Furthermore, Putnam reads Kant as overcoming the (...)
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  8. Urszula M. Żegleń & James Conant (eds.) (2002). Hilary Putnam: Pragmatism and Realism. Routledge.score: 120.0
    One of the most influential contemporary philosophers, Hilary Putnam's involvement in philosophy spans philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, ontology and epistemology and logic. This edited volume explores Putnam's contribution to the contemporary realist and pragmatist debate and includes Putnam's comments on each issue raised.
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  9. Yiftach J. H. Fehige (2010). The Negation of Nonsense is Nonsense: Hilary Putnam on Science and Religion. Neue Zeitschrift für Systematische Theologie Und Religionsphilosophie 52 (4):350-376.score: 120.0
    While the influential analytical philosopher Hilary Putnam has made significant contributions to philosophy of mind, philosophy of language and philosophy of science, he isn't generally regarded as a philosopher of religion or a theologian. Nonetheless, I argue that his work should be of great interest to philosophers of religion and theologians. Focusing on the relationship between science and religion, this paper explores the importance of Putnam's attempt to reconcile his anti-metaphysical stance and his commitment to a religious form of life (...)
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  10. Pablo Melogno (2012). Principios de justificación en la racionalidad informal de Hilary Putnam. Tópicos 24 (24):00-00.score: 120.0
    En Razón, Verdad e Historia Hilary Putnam caracterizó la racionalidad informal como una alternativa que permite superar las limitaciones evidenciadas por las concepciones formalistas de la racionalidad. Se revisa inicialmente la caracterización ofrecida por Putnam y se establece que si bien Putnam niega todo principio universal de racionalidad, admite principios relativos, generales e indeterminados, que permanecen sujetos a necesidades de interrelación cognitiva con el entorno. A continuación, se muestra que los principios aceptan excepciones, y, a partir de aquí se defiende (...)
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  11. P. Garavaso (2013). Hilary Putnam's Consistency Objection Against Wittgenstein's Conventionalism in Mathematics. Philosophia Mathematica 21 (3):279-296.score: 120.0
    Hilary Putnam first published the consistency objection against Ludwig Wittgenstein’s account of mathematics in 1979. In 1983, Putnam and Benacerraf raised this objection against all conventionalist accounts of mathematics. I discuss the 1979 version and the scenario argument, which supports the key premise of the objection. The wide applicability of this objection is not apparent; I thus raise it against an imaginary axiomatic theory T similar to Peano arithmetic in all relevant aspects. I argue that a conventionalist can explain the (...)
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  12. Christopher Norris (2002). Hilary Putnam: Realism, Reason, and the Uses of Uncertainty. Distributed in the U.S. By Palgrave.score: 120.0
    In this detailed study, Christopher Norris defends the kinds of arguments advanced by the early realist, Hilary Putnam. Norris makes a point of placing Putnam's work in a wider philosophical context, and relating it to various current debates in epistemology and philosophy of science. Much like Putnam, Norris is willing to take full account of opposed viewpoints while maintaining a vigorously argued commitment to the values of debate and enquiry.
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  13. James Conant & Urszula M. Żegleń (eds.) (2002). Hilary Putnam: Pragmatism and Realism. Routledge.score: 120.0
    This specially commissioned collection discusses his contribution to the realist and pragmatist debate. Hilary Putnam comments on the issues raised in each article, making it invaluable for any scholar of his work.
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  14. Maximilian De Gaynesford (2006). Hilary Putnam. Acumen Pub. Ltd..score: 120.0
    While Hilary Putnam's work on theories of meaning, semantic content, the nature of mental phenomena, interpretations of quantum mechanics, theory-change, logic, and mathematics is crucial to recent and future developments in philosophy, the ...
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  15. Hilary Putnam (2012). Comments on Ruth Anna Putnam's “Hilary Putnam's Moral Philosophy”. In Maria Baghramian (ed.), Reading Putnam. Routledge. 257.score: 120.0
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  16. Marisa Beatriz Villalba (2007). Análisis crítico-valorativo del problema del conocimiento en las "Conferencias John Dewey" de Hilary Putnam. Philosophica 32:173-188.score: 120.0
    En el presente artículo se describe la postura epistemológica de Hilary Putnam en las "Conferencias John Dewey", particularmente su oposición a la concepción de la representación mental como "interfaz", que imposibilitaría el contacto directo con (y por consiguiente el conocimiento de) las cosas del mundo externo. Tomando como punto de partida el hecho de la comunicación lingüística, se concluye, por el contrario, en la necesidad de admitir la peculiar mediación del concepto mental, en tanto signo formal. De este modo, la (...)
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  17. Hilary Putnam, Hilary Putnam.score: 114.0
    In 1922 Skolem delivered an address before the Fifth Congress of Scandinavian Mathematicians in which he pointed out what he called a "relativity of set-theoretic notions". This "relativity" has frequently been regarded as paradoxical; but today, although one hears the expression "the Lowenheim-Skolem Paradox", it seems to be thought of as only an apparent paradox, something the cognoscenti enjoy but are not seriously troubled by. Thus van Heijenoort writes, "The existence of such a 'relativity' is sometimes referred to as the (...)
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  18. Hilary Putnam (2001). On Hilary Putnam's Farewell Lecture. The Harvard Review of Philosophy 9 (1):4-6.score: 114.0
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  19. Hilary Putnam (forthcoming). An Interview with Professor Hilary Putnam. Cogito.score: 114.0
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  20. Hilary Putnam & Janos Boros (2005). Philosophy Should Not Be Just an Academic Discipline: A Dialogue with Hilary Putnam. Common Knowledge 11 (1):126-135.score: 114.0
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  21. Hilary Putnam (1998). Confêrencias Petrus Hispanus o mental eo fisico Hilary Putnam. Disputatio 5:1-19.score: 114.0
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  22. Jonathan Y. Tsou (2010). Putnam's Account of Apriority and Scientific Change: Its Historical and Contemporary Interest. Synthese 176 (3):429-445.score: 108.0
    In the 1960s and 1970s, Hilary Putnam articulated a notion of relativized apriority that was motivated to address the problem of scientific change. This paper examines Putnam’s account in its historical context and in relation to contemporary views. I begin by locating Putnam’s analysis in the historical context of Quine’s rejection of apriority, presenting Putnam as a sympathetic commentator on Quine. Subsequently, I explicate Putnam’s positive account of apriority, focusing on his analysis of the history of physics and geometry. In (...)
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  23. Panu Raatikainen (2003). More on Putnam and Tarski. Synthese 135 (1):37 - 47.score: 108.0
    Hilary Putnam's famous arguments criticizing Tarski's theory of truth are evaluated. It is argued that they do not succeed to undermine Tarski's approach. One of the arguments is based on the problematic idea of a false instance of T-schema. The other ignores various issues essential for Tarski's setting such as language-relativity of truth definition.
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  24. Tim Button (forthcoming). Reading Putnam, Edited by Maria Baghramian. Mind:fzu080.score: 108.0
    Reading Putnam consists largely of papers from the fantastic ‘Putnam @80’ conference (organised by Maria Baghramian in 2007) together with replies from Hilary Putnam. Given the diversity of Putnam’s work, the papers in this collection cover many different topics. This makes the collection difficulty to read but, ultimately, extremely rewarding. In this review, I focus on the contributions from Michael Devitt, Charles Parsons, Richard Boyd, Ned Block, Charles Travis and John McDowell, together with Putnam’s responses. My aim is to highlight (...)
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  25. Rosa M. Calcaterra (2012). El James de Putnam. Areté. Revista de Filosofía 22 (2):189-208.score: 108.0
    El presente trabajo busca reconstruir la posición de Hilary Putnam en torno a la filosofía de James, analizando los aspectos que han contribuido principalmente a la evolución del realismo putnamiano. Luego de precisar la afinidad entre Wittgenstein y James que guía el interés de Putnam por el pragmatismo de James, la autora recorre los temas éticos, epistemológicos y metafísicos a partir de los cuales surgen los aspectos más fructíferos de la filosofía pragmatista. Algunos de ellos son: la conjunción entre antidogmatismo (...)
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  26. Maria Baghramian & Michael Devitt, Hilary and Me: Tracking Down Putnam on the Realism Issue.score: 102.0
    The paper I gave at the Dublin conference celebrating Hilary Putnam’s 80th birthday was “Resurrecting Biological Essentialism” (2008). This was suitable for a celebratory event because it defended Putnam’s position on biological essentialism (1975) from the consensus in the philosophy of biology. This consensus has led to some severe criticisms of Putnam. Michael Ruse, for example, places Putnam, along with Saul Kripke and David Wiggins, “somewhere to the right of Aristotle” on essentialism and talks of them showing “an almost proud (...)
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  27. Rogers Albritton (1964). Comments on Hilary Putnam's Robots: Machines or Artificially Created Life. Journal of Philosophy 61 (November):691-694.score: 102.0
     
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  28. Yemima Ben-Menahem (ed.) (2005). Hilary Putnam (Contemporary Philosophy in Focus). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.score: 96.0
    The essays in this volume discuss Putnam's major philosophical contributions.
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  29. Yiftach J. H. Fehige (2007). Putnams Semi-Fideismus. Theologische Quartalschrift 185 (3):215-234.score: 96.0
    In this paper I argue that Hilary Putnam is a semi-fideist.
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  30. Louise Cummings (2001). Self-Refutations and Much More: The Dialectical Thinking of Hilary Putnam. Theoria 16 (2):237-268.score: 96.0
    In the following discussion, I examine what constitutes the dialectical strain in Putnam’s thought. As part of this examination, I consider Putnam’s (1981) criticism of the fact/value dichotomy. I compare this criticism to Putnam’s analysis of the metaphysical realist’s position, a position which has occupied Putnam’s thinking more than any other philosophical stance. I describe how Putnam pursues a chargeof self-refutation against the metaphysical realist and against the proponent of a fact/value dichotomy, a charge which assumes dialectical significance. So it (...)
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  31. Chistopher Norris (2010). Can Realism Be Naturalised? Putnam on Sense, Commonsense, and the Senses. Principia 4 (1):89-140.score: 96.0
    Hilary Putnam has famously undergone some radical changes of mind with regard to the issue of scientific realism and its wider epistemological bearings. In this paper I defend the arguments put forward by early Putnam in his essays on the causal theory of reference as applied to natural-kind terms, despite his own later view that those arguments amounted to a form of 'metaphysical' realism which could not be sustained against various lines of sceptical attack. I discuss some of the reasons (...)
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  32. Andreas Kemmerling, Hilary Putnam: Vernunft, Wahrheit Und Geschichte (Rezension).score: 92.0
    Eine Konzeption von Wahrheit und Vernunft ist Putnams Thema, deren Wahrheitsbegrili iiber das Menschenmogliche hinweg sich erhebt und deren Vernunftbegriff nicht hoch genug greift, um grundlegende Ziige der nienschlichen Rationalitat zu erfassen. Vornehmlich dieser zweite Punkt ist Gegenstand der letzten vier Kapitel..
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  33. Guy Axtell (1993). Naturalism, Normativity, and Explanation: The Scientistic Biases of Contemporary Naturalism. Metaphilosophy 24 (3):253-274.score: 90.0
    The critical focus of this paper is on a claim made explicitly by Gilbert Harman and accepted implicitly by numerous others, the claim that naturalism supports concurrent defense of scientific objectivism and moral relativism. I challenge the assumptions of Harman's ‘argument from naturalism' used to support this combination of positions, utilizing. Hilary Putnam’s ‘companions in guilt’ argument in order to counter it. The paper concludes that while domain-specific anti-realism is often warranted, Harman’s own views about the objectivity of facts and (...)
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  34. Xiaoqiang Han (2010). A Butterfly Dream in a Brain in a Vat. Philosophia 38 (1):157-167.score: 90.0
    Zhuangzi’s Butterfly Dream story can be read as a skeptical response to the Cartesian Cogito, ergo sum solution, for it presents I exist as fundamentally unprovable, on the grounds that the notion about “I” that it is guaranteed to refer to something existing, which Descartes seems to assume, is unwarranted. The modern anti-skepticism of Hilary Putnam employs a different strategy, which seeks to derive the existence of the world not from some “indubitable” truth such as the existence of myself , (...)
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  35. Bob Hale (2004). Putnam's Retreat: Some Reflections on Hilary Putnam's Changing Views About Metaphysical Necessity. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 28 (1):351–378.score: 90.0
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  36. Gilbert Harman (1982). Metaphysical Realism and Moral Relativism: Reflections on Hilary Putnam's Reason, Truth and History. Journal of Philosophy 79 (10):568-575.score: 90.0
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  37. H. G. Callaway (1985). Meaning Without Analyticity (Reprinted in Callaway, 2008 Meaning Without Analyticity). Logique Et Analyse 109 (March):41-60.score: 90.0
    In a series of interesting and influential papers on semantics, Hilary Putnam has developed what he calls a “post-verificationist” theory of meaning. As part of this work, and not I think the most important part, Putnam defends a limited version of the analytic-synthetic distinction. In this paper I will survey and evaluate Putnam’s defense of analyticity and explore its relationship to broader concerns in semantics. Putnam’s defense of analyticity ultimately fails, and I want to show here exactly why it fails. (...)
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  38. Tim Button (2013). The Limits of Realism. Oxford University Press.score: 90.0
    Tim Button explores the relationship between words and world; between semantics and scepticism. A certain kind of philosopher—the external realist—worries that appearances might be radically deceptive; we might all, for example, be brains in vats, stimulated by an infernal machine. But anyone who entertains the possibility of radical deception must also entertain a further worry: that all of our thoughts are totally contentless. That worry is just incoherent. We cannot, then, be external realists, who worry about the possibility of radical (...)
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  39. Andrew Pessin & Sanford Goldberg (eds.) (1996). The Twin Earth Chronicles: Twenty Years of Reflection on Hilary Putnam's ``the Meaning of `Meaning' ''. M. E. Sharpe.score: 90.0
    This volume will acquaint novice philosophers with one of the most important debates in twentieth-century philosophy, and will provide seasoned readers with a ...
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  40. Victoria S. Harrison (2006). Internal Realism and the Problem of Religious Diversity. Philosophia 34 (3):287-301.score: 90.0
    This article applies Hilary Putnam’s theory of internal realism to the issue of religious plurality. The result of this application – ‘internalist pluralism’ – constitutes a paradigm shift within the Philosophy of Religion. Moreover, internalist pluralism succeeds in avoiding the major difficulties faced by John Hick’s famous theory of religious pluralism, which views God, or ‘the Real,’ as the noumenon lying behind diverse religious phenomena. In side-stepping the difficulties besetting Hick’s revolutionary Kantian approach, without succumbing to William Alston’s critique of (...)
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  41. Daniel R. Boisvert (2007). Hilary Putnam, Ethics Without Ontology (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2004), Pp. IX + 129. Utilitas 19 (4):526-528.score: 90.0
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  42. Basil Smith, Internalism and Externalism in the Philosophy of Mind and Language. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.score: 90.0
    How are the contents of our beliefs, our intentions, and other attitudes individuated? Just what makes our contents what they are? Content externalism, as Hilary Putnam, Tyler Burge, and others have argued, is the position that our contents depend in a constitutive manner on items in the external world, that they can be individuated by our causal interaction with the items they are about. Content internalism, by contrast, is the position that our contents depend primarily on the properties of our (...)
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  43. George S. Boolos (ed.) (1990). Meaning and Method: Essays in Honor of Hilary Putnam. Cambridge University Press.score: 90.0
    This volume is a report on the state of philosophy in a number of significant areas.
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  44. Victoria Harrison (2012). An Internalist Pluralist Solution to the Problem of Religious and Ethical Diversity. Sophia 51 (1):71-86.score: 90.0
    In our increasingly multicultural society there is an urgent need for a theory that is capable of making sense of the various philosophical difficulties presented by ethical and religious diversity—difficulties that, at first sight, seem to be remarkably similar. Given this similarity, a theory that successfully accounted for the difficulties raised by one form of plurality might also be of help in addressing those raised by the other, especially as ethical belief systems are often inextricably linked with religious belief systems. (...)
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  45. Emrys Westacott (1998). Review Essay : Hilary Putnam, Words and Life, Ed. James Conant (Cambridge, Ma: Harvard University Press, 1994. Philosophy and Social Criticism 24 (1):103-108.score: 90.0
  46. Giancarlo Marchetti (1997). An Interview with Hilary Putnam. Cogito 11 (3):149-157.score: 90.0
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  47. Michael E. Hobart (1989). Hilary Putnam, the Many Faces of Realism. Metaphilosophy 20 (2):178–181.score: 90.0
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  48. I. C. Jarvie (1982). Hilary Putnam Meaning and the Moral Sciences. Metaphilosophy 13 (2):161–164.score: 90.0
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  49. Yakir Levin (1997). George Boolos (Ed.), Meaning and Method: Essays in Honor of Hilary Putnam, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1990. [REVIEW] Minds and Machines 7 (4):585-590.score: 90.0
  50. Christopher Hookway (1995). Words and Life, By Hilary Putnam, Edited by James Conant. Harvard University Press 1994lxxvi + 531 Pp. £35.95. Philosophy 70 (273):460-.score: 90.0
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