Realism versus Realism

Realism versus Realism

By: Chhanda Gupta (author)Paperback

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Realism versus Realism defends the metaphysics of 'Internal Realism,' a view authored by Hilary Putnam, and seeks to build on its basis an immanent realistic position to resolve two conflicts: the conflict between realism and some forms of anti-realism, especially relativism which involves constructivism and subjectivism; and also between two forms of realism itself, namely transcendent and immanent.

About Author

Chhanda Gupta is professor of philosophy at Jadavpur University, Calcutta. She is author of numerous journal articles and was a fellow of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research (1985-86) and a Fulbright Research Fellow at Harvard University in 1985 and 1995.


Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Realism versus Realism: Transcendent and Immanent Chapter 4 The Way the Real Appears Is the Way It Is Chapter 5 Realism versus Nominalism: From Quine's Immanent Metaphysical Point of View Chapter 6 Skepticism against Realisms Chapter 7 Peirce's Halfway House between Two Realisms Chapter 8 Putnam's Resolution of the Realist Relativist Controversy Chapter 9 Postscript

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742513877
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 184
  • ID: 9780742513877
  • weight: 245
  • ISBN10: 0742513874

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