Donald Davidson on Truth, Meaning, and the Mental

Hardcover | October 6, 2012

byGerhard Preyer

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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 speciallywritten 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, andaction, and offers a variety of new perspectives on his work.

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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 speciallywritten essays by leading philosophers in the f...

Gerhard Preyer is Professor of Sociology at the Goethe-University, Frankfurt. He is the editor of ProtoSociology: An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research. He is author, among other works, of Donald Davidson's Philosophy: From Radical Interpretation to Radical Contextualism (2nd edition, 2011), and Intention and Practical...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:October 6, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Ernie Lepore and Kirk Ludwig: Introduction: Davidson's Philosophical ProjectPart I: Truth-Theory, Meaning, and Logical Form1. Gilbert Harman: Davidson's Contribution to the Philosophy of Language2. Peter Pagin: Truth Theories, Competence, and Semantic Computation3. Gary Ebbs: Davidson's Explication of Meaning4. Zoltan Gendler Szabo: Against Logical Form5. William G. Lycan: A Truth Predicate in the Object Language6. Nathaniel Goldberg: Swampman, Response-Dependence, and MeaningPart II: Radical Interpretation, Perception, and the Mental7. Olav Gjelsvik: Knowledge and Error: A New Approach to Radical Interpretation8. Kathrin Gluer: Perception and Intermediaries9. Bruce Aune: On Davidson's View of First Person Authority10. Steven Gross: Davidson, First Person Authority, and the Evidence for Semantics11. Marga Reimer: Davidsonian Holism in Recent Philosophy of Psychiatry12. Richard Manning: Taking Back the Excitement: Construing 'Theoretical Concepts' so as to Avoid the Threat of UnderdeterminationIndex