From Logic to Art

From Logic to Art

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Nelson Goodman (1906-1998) was one of the outstanding thinkers of the 20th century. In a memorial note, Hilary Putnam considers him to be qone of the two or three greatest analytic philosophers of the post-World War II periodq. Goodman has left his mark in many fields of philosophical investigation: Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, Logic, Metaphysics, the General Theory of Symbols, Philosophy of Languageand Philosophy of Art, all have been challenged and enriched by the problems he has shown up, the projects he developed from them and the solutions he has suggested. In August 2006 a couple of Goodman aficionados met in Munich to celebrate the Centennial. The proceedings of the ensuing international conference are documented in this volume. The contributions attest the fact that Goodman's thinking still holds many treasures.Why do scientists build a model of a ship to study its behaviour? ... The model is a true representation of DNA because it literally shares with DNA properties like having the relation R ... Things are different when it comes to idealisations.

Title:From Logic to Art
Author:Gerhard Ernst, Jakob Steinbrenner, Oliver R. Scholz
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter - 2009-01-01


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