Donald Davidson on Truth, Meaning, and the Mental
OUP Oxford, Sep 6, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 290 pages
The analysis of the connections between truth, meaning, thought, and action poses a major philosophical challenge—one that Donald Davidson addressed by establishing a unified theory of language and mind. This volume offers a reappraisal of Davidson's intellectual legacy. Twelve specially written essays by leading philosophers in the field illuminate a range of enduring philosophical problems, and engage in particular with Ernie Lepore and Kirk Ludwig's interpretation of Davidson's philosophy. The collection affirms Davidson's continuing influence on the study of language, mind, and action, and offers a variety of new perspectives on his work.
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