Abstract Objectivity: Richard J. Bernstein's critique of Hilary Putnam

Richard J. Bernstein and the Pragmatic Turn in Contemporary Philosophy. Edited by Judith Green and Hugh McDonald (New York: Palgrave MacMillan), 2014

Posted: 24 May 2019

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Brendan Hogan

New York University (NYU); Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)

Lawrence Marcelle

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

This article explores Bernstein's claim that Putnam's sense of moral objectivity suffers from a type of abstract quality that betrays the spirit of pragmatic philosophy. We defend Putnam in a qualified manner, drawing upon his discussion in The Collapse of the Fact/Value Dichotomy.

Keywords: moral theory, ethics, Hilary Putnam, Richard J. Bernstein, pragmatism, objectivity, rationality, Amartya Sen, capabilities, fact/value dichotomy

Suggested Citation

Hogan, Brendan and Marcelle, Lawrence, Abstract Objectivity: Richard J. Bernstein's critique of Hilary Putnam (2014). Richard J. Bernstein and the Pragmatic Turn in Contemporary Philosophy. Edited by Judith Green and Hugh McDonald (New York: Palgrave MacMillan), 2014 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3378959

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Lawrence Marcelle

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