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Putnam
Hilary Putnam
* 31.7.1926 Chicago; US-amerikanischer Philosoph
„Any philosophy that can be put in a nutshell belongs there.“

Wird oft wahrscheinlich fälschlicherweise Sydney Harris zugeschrieben. Es stammt (zumindest auch) von Hilary Putnam.
Genaueres siehe unter nutshell Philosophischer Humor.
Burden of proof
"... all philosophers attempt to shift the burden of proof, to their opponents. And if one's opponent has the burden of proof, to dispose of his arguments seems a sufficient defense of one's own position."
"What is Realism?" In: Jarrett Leplin. Scientific Realism. Berkeley 1984. S. 140
Und in: Hilary Putnam: Meaning and the Moral Sciences. London: Routledge 1979. S. 18 ["defence" statt "defense"] – Putnam Burden of proof
"If one must use metaphorical language, then let the metaphor be this: the mind and the world jointly make up the mind and the world." (xi) Reason, Truth and History. Cambridge [1981] 1995.
At its best, philosophical reflection can give us an unexpectedly honest and clear look at our own situation, not a »view from nowhere« but a view through the eyes of one or another wise, flawed, deeply individual human being.
Renewing Philosophy. Cambridge, MA 1992. 178.
Of course, philosophical problems are unsolvable.
"After Metaphysics, what?" in Henrich, D., R.P.Horstmann, Hg. Metaphysik nach Kant? Stuttgart 1988. 457.
Teil des unmittelbar folgenden längeren Zitats.
I take it as a fact of life there is a sense in which the task of philosophy is to overcome metaphysics and a sense in which its task is to continue metaphysical discussion. In every philosopher there is a part that cries, "This enterprise is vain, frivolous, crazy – we must say “Stop!”", and a part that cries, "This enterprise is simply reflection at the most general and most abstract level; to put a stop to it would be a crime against reason." Of course, philosophical problems are unsolvable; but as Stanley Cavell once remarked, "There are better and worse ways of thinking about them."
"After Metaphysics, what?" in Henrich, D., R.P.Horstmann, Hg. Metaphysik nach Kant? Stuttgart 1988. 457.
Stanley Cavell: Professor of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value an der Harvard University


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