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Nelson Goodman

(1906—1998)

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allographic  

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Term introduced by Goodman to describe works of art such as pieces of music or literary texts where there can be multiple copies, each of which is equally an instance of the work. The contrast is ...
artificial language

artificial language  

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A language deliberately invented or constructed, especially as a means of communication in computing or information technology. See also language (1). Compare natural language.
Bruce Kuklick

Bruce Kuklick  

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(1941–)Bruce Kuklick was born on 13 March 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended the University of Pennsylvania from 1959 to 1963, where he graduated with a BA and honors ...
Definition of Art

Definition of Art  

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It is not atypical for the question “What is art?” to arise when an object or event purporting to be art seems significantly unlike paradigmatic instances of art. In such ...
entrenchment

entrenchment  

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A predicate is entrenched if it is true as a matter of historical fact that it has been used to formulate true predictions. Goodman argued that this is the only property separating well-behaved, ...
Erwin Panofsky

Erwin Panofsky  

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(b Hanover, 30 Mar. 1892; d Princeton, 14 Mar. 1968).German-American art historian, a professor at Hamburg University 1926–33, until dismissed by the Nazis. In 1934 he settled in the USA, where he ...
Goodman, Henry Nelson

Goodman, Henry Nelson (1906–98)   Reference library

The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers

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Nelson Goodman was born on 7 August 1906 in Somerville, Massachusetts, and died on 25 November 1998 in Needham, Massachusetts.

Goodman, Nelson

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Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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This entry comprises two essays on the contemporary American philosopher and aesthetician Nelson Goodman: Survey of Thought Art in Action

Goodman, Nelson

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Encyclopedia of Semiotics

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(1906–1998),

American philosopher, author of original and controversial works in epistemology such as The Structure of Appearance

Goodman, Nelson

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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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(1906–98).

One of the most influential American philosophers of the twentieth century, trained at Harvard and Professor there

Goodman, Nelson

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The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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(1906–98), American philosopher, born in Massachusetts, educated at Harvard. Among several academic posts he has held professorships in philosophy at Tufts College and at ... More
Goodman's paradox

Goodman's paradox  

A paradox of induction (1). Suppose that someone notes that all emeralds that have ever been observed are green, and argues inductively to conclude that all emeralds are green. Now suppose we define ...
Gustav Bergmann

Gustav Bergmann  

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(1906–87)Austrian philosopher and junior member of the Vienna circle, who taught at Iowa for many years. Bergmann tried to develop a systematic ontology, opposed to materialism, and based on the ...
Henry Siggins Leonard

Henry Siggins Leonard  

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(1905–67)Henry Leonard was born on 19 December 1905 in Newton, Massachusetts. He received his BA from Harvard in 1927, his MA in 1929, and his PhD in philosophy in ...
Herbert Irving Hochberg

Herbert Irving Hochberg  

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(1929–)Herbert Hochberg was born on 13 July 1929 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of George and Lillian Hochberg. The family moved to New York City, where his father became ...
Hilary Putnam

Hilary Putnam  

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(1926– )American philosopher. Born in Chicago, Putnam was educated at the university of Pennsylvania and university of California, Los Angeles. He taught at Northwestern, Princeton, and M. I. T. ...
Ian Hacking

Ian Hacking  

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(1936– )Canadian philosopher, educated at British Columbia and Trinity College, Cambridge, and now centred in Toronto and Paris where he holds a Chair at the Collège de France. Hacking has written ...
iconicity

iconicity  

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Conceived in strictly Peircean terms, iconicity is one of the three relationships in which a representamen (expression) may stand to its object (content or referent) and that may be taken ...
Israel Scheffler

Israel Scheffler  

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(1923–)Israel Scheffler was born on 25 November 1923 in Brooklyn, New York. Scheffler received a BA from Brooklyn College in 1945 and an MHL from the Jewish Theological Seminary ...
Languages of Art

Languages of Art  

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(1968).A work by Nelson Goodman that has had a growing influence on semiotic thinking, Languages of Art: An Approach to a Theory of Symbols incited controversy with its refutation ...

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