Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Absolute: something that is not dependent on conditions. Question is there absolute rest, absolute speed? - Antonym to relative.
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Putnam, Hilary
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Absoluteness III 122
Absolute reality/PutnamVsDescartes: their representatives have the wrong tendency to equate secondary qualities with sensation of secondary qualities - even Williams seems to assume a picture of the world without colors - Williams: ideally: "theory of knowledge and of error".
III 132
Absolute reality/Williams: tells us, but not foreign scientists, how we understand it - PutnamVs: so only locally - absolute reality/Putnam would also require convergence - QuineVsConvergence: inscrutability of reference.
III 134
Absolute reality/Williams: without normative terms - PutnamVs: precisely this leads to the problem of indeterminacy of translation - Putnam many true descriptions of the world in different vocabularies are possible.

Pu I
H. Putnam
Von einem Realistischen Standpunkt Frankfurt 1993

H. Putnam
Repräsentation und Realität Frankfurt 1999

H. Putnam
Für eine Erneuerung der Philosophie Stuttgart 1997

H. Putnam
Pragmatismus Eine offene Frage Frankfurt 1995

Pu V
H. Putnam
Vernunft, Wahrheit und Geschichte Frankfurt 1990

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-24