Studia Neoaristotelica 3 (1):3-16 (2006)

Tomáš Marvan
Czech Academy of Sciences
Tomas Marvan
Czech Academy of Sciences
The aim of the paper is twofold. First, it expounds the thesis of ‘conceptual relativity’ propounded in a series of writings of the well-known philosopher Hilary Putnam and indicates the alleged manner in which the thesis, according to Putnam, undermines the foundations of metaphysical realism. Second, a critical examination of Putnam’s anti-metaphysical-realist argument is offered. It is argued that Putnam offers examples only of a trivial, so-called indexical relativity, and that his strategy leaves the foundations of metaphysical realism intact.
Keywords Catholic Tradition  History of Philosophy  Philosophy and Religion
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