Who is nelson goodman?

Nelson Goodman

Henry Nelson Goodman (7 August 1906, Somerville, Massachusetts – 25 November 1998, Needham, Massachusetts) was an American philosopher, known for his work on counterfactuals, mereology, the problem of induction, irrealism and aesthetics.

Read more about Nelson Goodman.

Some articles on nelson goodman:

Nelson Goodman - Bibliography
... Click here for information about translations of Goodman's books ... of Symbolic Logic, 12 (1947) 105-122, Reprinted in Nelson Goodman, Problems and Projects (Bobbs-Merrill, 1972) 173-198 ...

Famous quotes containing the words nelson goodman, goodman and/or nelson:

    You may decry some of these scruples and protest that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in my philosophy. I am concerned, rather, that there should not be more things dreamt of in my philosophy than there are in heaven or earth.
    Nelson Goodman (b. 1906)

    Truth cannot be defined or tested by agreement with ‘the world’; for not only do truths differ for different worlds but the nature of agreement between a world apart from it is notoriously nebulous. Rather—speaking loosely and without trying to answer either Pilate’s question or Tarski’s—a version is to be taken to be true when it offends no unyielding beliefs and none of its own precepts.
    —Nelson Goodman (b. 1906)

    Where did we ever get the crazy idea that in order to make children do better, first we have to make them feel worse? Think of the last time you felt humiliated or treated unfairly. Did you feel like cooperating or doing better?
    —Jane Nelson (20th century)