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Hilary Putnam
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WHAT THE AUGUST 30 POST SHOULD HAVE SAID! In the August 30 post I attributed to Noam Chomsky views he disavowed in an e-mail to me (the  text of the message is my September 9 post). What follows is HOW THE AUGUST 30 POST SHOULD HAVE READ: In my next post I ...

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MESSAGE FROM NOAM CHOMSKY Someone sent me this, which surprised me: " I am well aware that    both Chomsky and Fodor reject Darwinian evolution. (Since that theory is highly successful, and constitutes the beating heart of population genetics, to mention ju...

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I first criticized the "Innateness Hypothesis" in 1967, in a paper I collected in Mind, Language and Reality, vol. 2 of my 1975 Philosophical Papers.   That paper was delivered in a debate with my friend, Noam Chomsky, and we have been debating the issue ev...

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I first criticized the "Innateness Hypothesis" in 1967, in a paper I collected in Mind, Language and Reality, vol. 2 of my 1975 Philosophical Papers.   That paper was delivered in a debate with my friend, Noam Chomsky, and we have been debating the issue ev...

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Further remarks about Davidson What I have
said so far, in essence, is that although “A Nice Derangement” of Epitaphs did mark a radical change in some of
Davidson’s view (the most famous change being his denial that there are
“languages” as philosophers th...

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Further remarks about Davidson What I have
said so far, in brief, is that although “A Nice Derangement” of Epitaphs did mark a radical change in some of
Davidson’s view (the most famous change being his denial that there are
“languages” as philosophers thin...

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Apologies for the Interruption in this
series of posts, and More on Davidson’s famous paper, “A Nice Derangemen of
Epitaphs” In June (between June 2 nd and June 25 th to be exact) this blog consisted ofversio a series of posts on Contextualism [1] ,
compari...

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My latest paper (with my views about
truth) It is titled
“Naturalism, Realism and Normativity” and it has just appeared in the new Journal of the American Philosophical
Association/ Volume 1/Issue 02/June 2015/pp.312-328. It argues, inter alia, that Tarski’...

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Truth-Evaluable Content For those
who haven’t read the prefious posts, I repeat the first two sentences of the
last one: This series of posts
about contextualism (or “occasion-sensitivity”) was inspired by Sanjit
Chakraborty’s request that I say more about ...

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On Davidson (continued) This series of posts about contextualism (or
“occasion-sensitivity”) was inspired by Sanjit Chakraborty’s request that I say
more about what I call the “truth-evaluable content” of sentences on occasions
of utterance. Formulating wha...
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