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Donald Davidson on Truth, Meaning, and the Mental

ISBN : 9780199697519

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Author: 
Gerhard Preyer
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304 Pages
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Hardcover
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167 x 242 mm
Pub date
Sep 2012
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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 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.

Index: 

Introduction: Davidson's Philosophical Project
PART I: TRUTH-THEORY, MEANING, AND LOGICAL FORM
1. Davidson's Contribution to the Philosophy of Language
2. Truth Theories, Competence, and Semantic Computation
3. Davidson's Explication of Meaning
4. Against Logical Form
5. A Truth Predicate in the Object Language
6. Swampman, Response-Dependence, and Meaning
PART II: RADICAL INTERPRETATION, PERCEPTION, AND THE MENTAL
7. Knowledge and Error: A New Approach to Radical Interpretation
8. Perception and Intermediaries
9. On Davidson's View of First Person Authority
10. Davidson, First Person Authority, and the Evidence for Semantics
11. Davidsonian Holism in Recent Philosophy of Psychiatry
12. Taking Back the Excitement: Construing 'Theoretical Concepts' so as to Avoid the Threat of Underdetermination
Index

About the author: 

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 Thought (2011).

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