Donald Davidson

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Stanford University Press, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 198 pages
Donald Davidson is unquestionably one of America's greatest living philosophers. His influence on Anglo-American philosophy over the last twenty years has been enormous, and his work is an unavoidable reference point in current debates in the philosophy of language and the philosophy of mind. This book offers a systematic and accessible introduction to Davidson's work. Evnine begins by discussing Davidson's contribution to the philosophy of mind, including his views on action, events and causation. He then examines Davidson's work in the philosophy of language. The link between meaning and truth, radical interpretation, and semantic holism are considered in detail. The final chapters deal with the metaphysical aspects of Davidson's work and seek to assess his philosophical project as a whole.
 

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Contents

EVENTS CAUSATION AND CAUSAL EXPLANATION
25
ACTION
39
MIND AND MATTER
58
MEANING AND TRUTH
72
RADICAL INTERPRETATION
94
HOLISM AND MEANING
115
TRUTH KNOWLEDGE AND RELATIVISM
134
REALISM AND IDEALISM
155
Davidsons Two Projects
174
The Frege Argument
180
Bibliography
186
Index
194
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