Literary Theory After Davidson

Paperback | June 20, 2003

EditorReed Way Dasenbrock

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Donald Davidson is probably the most eminent living analytic philosopher, and his writings in philosophy of language and philosophy of action have shaped much of the recent work in both these fields. However, despite the obvious shared concerns of literary theory and these aspects of philosophy, up to this point literary theorists have not paid much attention to Davidson's ideas or have only known about them through the interpretations of other philosophers like Richard Rorty. Literary theorists have seen more relevance to their concerns in Continental philosophy and, among analytic philosophers, in the essentially anti-analytic work of J. L. Austin and Ludwig Wittgenstein than in the harder tradition of analytic philosophy—more concerned with logic and philosophy of science—represented by the work of Donald Davidson. Literary Theory after Davidson challenges both views, stressing the variety of ways in which Davidson's thought can contribute to the development of literary theory. Davidson himself has contributed a new essay to the collection that explores the interrelations between his theories of language and literature.

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Donald Davidson is probably the most eminent living analytic philosopher, and his writings in philosophy of language and philosophy of action have shaped much of the recent work in both these fields. However, despite the obvious shared concerns of literary theory and these aspects of philosophy, up to this point literary theorists have...

Reed Way Dasenbrock is Professor of English at New Mexico State University and Jerome S. Cardin Visiting Professor of the Humanities at Loyola College in Maryland for 1992–93. He is the author of Imitating the Italians: Wyatt, Spenser, Synge, Pound, Joyce (1991) and editor of Redrawing the Lines: Analytic Philosophy, Deconstruction, an...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:332 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:June 20, 2003Publisher:Penn State University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0271023279

ISBN - 13:9780271023274

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