Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science

The Structure of Appearance

Authors: Goodman, Nelson

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With this third edition of Nelson Goodman's The Structure of Appear­ ance, we are pleased to make available once more one of the most in­ fluential and important works in the philosophy of our times. Professor Geoffrey Hellman's introduction gives a sustained analysis and appreciation of the major themes and the thrust of the book, as well as an account of the ways in which many of Goodman's problems and projects have been picked up and developed by others. Hellman also suggests how The Structure of Appearance introduces issues which Goodman later continues in his essays and in the Languages of Art. There remains the task of understanding Good­ man's project as a whole; to see the deep continuities of his thought, as it ranges from logic to epistemology, to science and art; to see it therefore as a complex yet coherent theory of human cognition and practice. What we can only hope to suggest, in this note, is the b. road Significance of Goodman's apparently technical work for philosophers, scientists and humanists. One may say of Nelson Goodman that his bite is worse than his bark. Behind what appears as a cool and methodical analysis of the conditions of the construction of systems, there lurks a radical and disturbing thesis: that the world is, in itself, no more one way than another, nor are we. It depends on the ways in which we take it, and on what we do.

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Structure of Appearance
Authors
Series Title
Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science
Series Volume
53
Copyright
1977
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland
eBook ISBN
978-94-010-1184-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-010-1184-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-277-0773-4
Softcover ISBN
978-90-277-0774-1
Series ISSN
0068-0346
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
L, 294
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