Inquiries Into Truth and Interpretation
Now in a new edition, this volume updates Davidson's exceptional Inquiries into Truth and Interpretation (1984), which set out his enormously influential philosophy of language. The original volume remains a central point of reference, and a focus of controversy, with its impact extending intolinguistic theory, philosophy of mind, and epistemology. Addressing a central question--what it is for words to mean what they do--and featuring a previously uncollected, additional essay, this work will appeal to a wide audience of philosophers, linguists, and psychologists.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Truth and Meaning 1967
True to the Facts 1969
Semantics for Natural Languages 1970
15 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
accept analysis apply assertion attitudes attribute behaviour belief characterization claim concept of truth conceptual schemes connection context course decision theory demonstrative described Dummett earth moves empirical English entails entities Essay evidence example explain expression fact false finite number Formalized Languages Frege Galileo give idea illocutionary force indirect discourse intentions linguistic literal meaning logical form metalanguage metaphor method mood mood-setter natural language non-linguistic notion object language ontology P. F. Strawson philosophers possible problem propositional attitudes propositions quantification question Quine's quotation marks radical interpretation reason recursive reference relation relativized role satisfactory theory semantic concepts sense simile simple singular terms snow is white someone speaker speech statement Strawson structure suggest suppose T-sentences Tarski theory of interpretation theory of meaning theory of truth thought true sentence truth conditions truth definition Truth in Formalized truth predicate truth value utterance W. V. Quine Wilt Word and Object