From logic to art: themes from Nelson Goodman by Gerhard Ernst, Jakob Steinbrenner, Oliver R. Scholz

By Gerhard Ernst, Jakob Steinbrenner, Oliver R. Scholz

Nelson Goodman (1906-1998) was once one of many amazing thinkers of the 20 th century. In a memorial word, Hilary Putnam considers him to be one of many or 3 maximum analytic philosophers of the post-World struggle II interval. Goodman has left his mark in lots of fields of philosophical research: Epistemology, Philosophy of technology, good judgment, Metaphysics, the overall concept of Symbols, Philosophy of Languageand Philosophy of paintings, all were challenged and enriched through the issues he has proven up, the initiatives he built from them and the ideas he has steered. In August 2006 a number of Goodman aficionados met in Munich to rejoice the Centennial. The court cases of the consequent overseas convention are documented during this quantity. The contributions attest the truth that Goodmans considering nonetheless holds many treasures.

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