Stanford University Press (1991)

Simon Evnine
University of Miami
Donald Davidson is unquestionably one of America's greatest living philosophers. His influence on Anglo-American philosophy over the last twenty years has been enormous, and his work is an unavoidable reference point in current debates in the philosophy of language and the philosophy of mind. This book offers a systematic and accessible introduction to Davidson's work. Evnine begins by discussing Davidson's contribution to the philosophy of mind, including his views on action, events and causation. He then examines Davidson's work in the philosophy of language. The link between meaning and truth, radical interpretation, and semantic holism are considered in detail. The final chapters deal with the metaphysical aspects of Davidson's work and seek to assess his philosophical project as a whole.
Keywords Davidson  Anomalous Monism  Events  Tarski  Radical interpretation
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Call number B945.D384.E86 1991
ISBN(s) 0804718539   9780804718523   0804718520  
DOI 10.2307/2220008
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