Putnam, languages and worlds

Dialectica 55 (2):167–174 (2001)
Abstract
The key argument of Hilary Putnam for conceptual relativism, his so-called mereological argument, is critically evaluated. It is argued that Putnam’s reasoning is based on confusion between languages and theories.
Keywords Putnam  Relativism  Mereological argument
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DOI 10.1111/j.1746-8361.2001.tb00212.x
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