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Horwich, Paul

Overview
Works: 46 works in 321 publications in 4 languages and 9,218 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Academic theses  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Paul Horwich
World changes : Thomas Kuhn and the nature of science by Paul Horwich( )

30 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 1,537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wittgenstein's metaphilosophy by Paul Horwich( )

24 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paul Horwich develops an interpretation of Ludwig Wittgenstein's later writings that differs in substantial respects from what can already be found in the literature. He argues that it is Wittgenstein's radically anti-theoretical metaphilosophy--and not (as assumed by most other commentators) his identification of the meaning of a word with its use--that lies at the foundation of his discussions of specific issues concerning language, the mind, mathematics, knowledge, art, and religion. Thus Horwich's first aim is to give a clear account of Wittgenstein's hyper-deflationist view of what philosophy is, how it should be conducted, and what it might achieve. His second aim is to defend this view against a variety of objections: that is, to display its virtues, not merely as an accurate reading of Wittgenstein, but as the correct conception of philosophy itself. And the third aim is to examine the application of this view to a variety of topics--but primarily to language and to experience. A further distinctive feature of this approach is its presupposition that Wittgenstein's ideas may be formulated with precision and that solid arguments may be found on their behalf. This pair of guiding assumptions--the centrality of Wittgenstein's metaphilosophy, and its susceptibility to rigorous articulation and rational support--are admittedly controversial but are vindicated, not just textually, but by the power and plausibility of the philosophy that results from them."--Amazon.com
From a deflationary point of view by Paul Horwich( )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays reprinted here were written over the last twenty-five years. They represent Paul Horwich's development of the deflationary perspective and demonstrate its considerable power and fertility. They concern a broad array of philosophical problems: the nature of truth, realism versus anti-realism, the creation of meaning, epistemic rationality, the conceptual role of 'ought', probabilistic models of scientific reasoning, the autonomy of art, the passage of time, and the trajectory of Wittgenstein's philosophy. They appear as originally published except for the correction of obvious mistakes, the interpolation of clarifying material, and the inclusion of new footnotes to indicate Horwich's subsequent directions of thought."--Jacket
Truth by Paul Horwich( Book )

51 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For this new edition Paul Horwich has refined and developed his treatment of the subject in the light of subsequent discussions, while preserving the distinctive format that made the book so successful."--Jacket
Meaning by Paul Horwich( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is meaning? Paul Horwich presents an original philosophical theory, demonstrates its fruitfulness, and defends it against all comers. At the core of his theory is the idea, made famous by Wittgenstein, that the meaning of a word derives from its use; Horwich articulates this idea in a new way that will restore it to the prominence that it deserves. He surveys the diversity of valuable insights into meaning that have been gained in the twentieth century, and seeks to accommodate them within his theory. His aim is not to correct a common-sense view of meaning, but to vindicate it: he seeks to take the mystery out of meaning
Reflections on meaning by Paul Horwich( )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The broad aim of this work is to explain how mere noises, marks, gestures, and mental/neural symbols are able to capture the world - that is, how words and sentences (in whatever medium) come to mean what they do, to stand for certain things, to be true or false of reality."--Jacket
Asymmetries in time : problems in the philosophy of science by Paul Horwich( Book )

25 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Probability and evidence by Paul Horwich( Book )

30 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, which was originally published in 1982, Paul Horwich presents a clear and unified approach to a number of problems in the philosophy of science. He diagnoses the failure of other attempts to resolve them as stemming from a too-rigid, all-or-nothing conception of belief, and adopts instead a Bayesian strategy, emphasising the degree of confidence to which we are entitled the light of scientific evidence. This probabilistic approach, he argues, yields a more complete understanding of the assumptions and procedures characteristic of scientific reasoning. It also accounts for the merits of simplicity, severe tests and surprising predictions, and provides a way in which the dispute between the realist and instrumentalist views of science might be resolved. The result is a crisp, well-focused contribution to the philosophy of science. The elaboration of an important conception of probability will stimulate anyone with an interest in the field.--
Meaning by Paul Horwich( )

35 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is meaning? Paul Horwich presents an original philosophical theory, demonstrates its richness, and reconciles his theory with a rational view of meaning derived from its use, thereby vindicating his standpoint
Truth-meaning-reality by Paul Horwich( Book )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is truth? -- Varieties of deflationism -- A defense of minimalism -- The value of truth -- A minimalist critique of Tarski -- Kripke's paradox of meaning -- Regularities, rules, meanings, truth conditions, and epistemic norms -- Semantics : what's truth got to do with it? -- The motive power of evaluative concepts -- Ungrounded reason -- The nature of paradox -- A world without 'isms' -- The quest for reality -- Being and truth -- Provenance of chapters
Expressivism, pragmatism and representationalism by Huw Price( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pragmatists have traditionally been enemies of representationalism but friends of naturalism, when naturalism is understood to pertain to human subjects, in the sense of Hume and Nietzsche. In this volume Huw Price presents his distinctive version of this traditional combination, as delivered in his Rene; Descartes Lectures at Tilburg University in 2008. Price contrasts his view with other contemporary forms of philosophical naturalism, comparing it with other pragmatist and neo-pragmatist views such as those of Robert Brandom and Simon Blackburn. Linking their different 'expressivist' programmes, Price argues for a radical global expressivism that combines key elements from both. With Paul Horwich and Michael Williams, Brandom and Blackburn respond to Price in new essays. Price replies in the closing essay, emphasising links between his views and those of Wilfrid Sellars. The volume will be of great interest to advanced students of philosophy of language and metaphysics"--
Theories of truth( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophie du temps by Robert Merrihew Adams( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theories of truth by Paul Horwich( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Kuhn and the nature of science( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theories of truth( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Truth by Paul Gordon Horwich( )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Boolos panel( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Boolos leads the panel to consider some of the major Quineian theses: his objections to the analytic/synthetic distinction, meaning scepticism, inscrutability of reference, indeterminacy of translation, holism and his differences with Chomsky
Essays on consciousness, space, time and space-time by Geoffrey Lee( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Snapshots, Inner Theaters and the Specious Present" I argue against a "Cinematic" conception of temporal experience. This is the idea that temporal features of the world are presented to us in experience in much the way that they are by the changing images on a movie screen - in particular, that experiences are extended events, and that the relations between the temporal parts of an experiences play a crucial role in fixing its temporal content. I give an empirical argument against this type of theory, and argue that a better alternative is a version of William James "Specious Present" view
Goldfarb panel( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utilizes panel discussion to cover the most important philosophical views of Professor W.V. Quine
 
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