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  1. John R. Cook (2009). Mindblindness and Radical Interpretation in Davidson. Analecta Hermeneutica 1 (1):15-34.
    This paper reviews some of the arguments put forward by some psychologists in which they come to the conclusion that autistic individuals suffer from mindblindness, and also looks at one particular implication these sorts of individuals pose for Donald Davidson’s theory of radical interpretation. It has been claimed that a particular manifestation of mindblindness in autistic people serves as a counter example to claims Davidson has made about the relation between belief and intention in linguistic competence.
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  2. John R. Cook (2009). Is Davidson a Gricean? Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review/Revue canadienne de philosophie 48 (3):557-575.
    In his recent collection of essays, Language, Truth and History (2005), Donald Davidson appears to endorse a philosophy of language which gives primary importance to the notion of the speaker’s communicative intentions, a perspective on language not too dissimilar from that of Paul Grice. If that is right, then this would mark a major shift from the formal semanticist approach articulated and defended by Davidson in his Inquiries into Truth and Interpretation (1984). In this paper, I argue that although there (...)
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  3. John R. Cook (2006). Donald Davidson, Truth, Language, and History Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 26 (6):399-401.
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  4. John R. Cook (2006). Review of Donald Davidson's Truth, Language, and History. [REVIEW] Philosophy in Review (6):399-401.
    Language, Truth, and History is an excellent volume of essays coming from one of the most important philosophers in the last fifty years. It would be of interest to anyone interested in the ways Davidson's philosophy evolved after the publication of the first two volumes, and it is essential reading for anyone working in philosophy of language or philosophy of mind.
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  5. John R. Cook (2005). Doris Olin, Paradox Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 25 (6):422-424.
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  6. John R. Cook (2005). Review of Doris Olin's Paradox. [REVIEW] Philosophy in Review (6):422-424.
    Doris Olin's Paradox is a very helpful book for those who want to be introduced to the philosophical treatment of paradoxes, or for those who already have knowledge of the general area and would like to have a helpful resource book.
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  7. John R. Cook (2003). Gerhard Preyer and Georg Peter, Eds., Logical Form and Language Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 23 (5):362-363.
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  8. John R. Cook (2002). Paul Thom, Making Sense: A Theory of Interpretation Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 22 (3):222-224.
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  9. John R. Cook (2001). Lewis Edwin Hahn, Ed., The Philosophy of Donald Davidson Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 21 (1):42-45.
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  10. John R. Cook (2000). Michael P. Lynch, Truth in Context: An Essay on Pluralism and Objectivity Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 20 (2):121-123.
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