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Black, Max (1909–88)

Subject Philosophy

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405106795.2004.x


British-American philosopher of language and philosopher of science, born in Baku, Russia, Professor of Philosophy, Cornell University. Black wrote a wide range of influential essays using conceptual analysis to illuminate topics such as vagueness, scientific method, inductive inference, paradox, justification, metaphor, and practical reason. He accepted the philosophical importance of common sense in his search for intellectual clarity. His main works include The Nature of Mathematics (1933), Language and Philosophy (1949), and The Labyrinth of Language (1968). ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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