About the Book: Philosophy as Dialogue
A collection of Hilary Putnams stimulating, incisive responses to such varied
and eminent thinkers as Richard Rorty, Jürgen Habermas, Noam Chomsky, Martha
Nussbaum, W. V. Quine, Wilfrid Sellars, John McDowell, and Cornel West.
Hilary Putnam (19262016) was renowned?some would say infamous?for changing his
philosophical positions over the course of his long and much-admired career.
This collection of essays, the first of its kind, showcases how his ideas
evolved as he wrestled with the work of his contemporaries.
Divided into five thematic sections, Philosophy as Dialogue begins with
questions of language and formal logic, tracing Putnams reactions to the
arguments of Wilfrid Sellars,