Phil 264 Quiz 9 - mind imposes on experience 7 Consider a statue made out of clay Kripke would say that there are really two objects a statue and a

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Philosophy 264: Quiz #9 1. Metaphysical realism claims that we (as human beings) have no access to mind- independent reality. 2. An essential property of an object is a property that the human mind imposes on that object. 3. One of the biggest problems for metaphysical realism (according to Putnam) is that it cannot justify one of its central claims: that truth is "correspondence to" mind- independent reality. 4. Putnam believes that materialism and essentialism are inconsistent. 5. According to what Putnam refers to as Kant's "bold corollary," our experience of the world is, in part, a construction of the (human) mind. 6. For Putnam, a true statement is one that is true relative to the constraints the human
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Unformatted text preview: mind imposes on experience. 7. Consider a statue made out of clay. Kripke would say that there are really two objects: a statue and a piece of clay. 8. Kripke's modal properties (like being something that could have had a shape other than it actually has) are, according to Putnam, properties that a materialist could endorse. 9. Putnam's (1975) view that water is necessarily H 2 0 entails that H 2 0 is an intrinsic property of water, one that is different in kind from water's other properties. 10. Putnam believes that "natural metaphysics" (metaphysics within the bounds of science) is something that philosophers ought to pursue....
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