Inquiries Into Truth and Interpretation

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Clarendon Press, 1984 - Philosophy - 292 pages
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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.

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Contents

Truth and Meaning 1967
17
True to the Facts 1969
37
Semantics for Natural Languages 1970
55
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About the author (1984)

Donald Davidson was born in Tennessee in 1893. He was a critic and poet at Vanderbilt University, where he belonged to the "Fugitive" group, which was composed of defenders of Southern culture. Davidson helped to found the Fugitive magazine and his essays are included in I'll Take My Stand (1930), the famous work on southern agrarianism. Other essays by Davidson include "Still Rebels, Still Yankees." His work, The Attack on Leviathan: Regionalism and Nationalism in the United States, attacks the modern capitalist threat to traditional Southern culture and agrarian economy. His poetry includes An Outland Piper, Lee in the Mountains and Other Poems, Including the Tall Men, and The Long Street.

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