Canadian Journal of Philosophy 24 (1):95 - 117 (1994)

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Paul Pietroski
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
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In a recent paper, Bar-On and Risjord (henceforth, 'B&R') contend that Davidson provides no 1 good argument for his (in)famous claim that "there is no such thing as a language." And according to B&R, if Davidson had established his "no language" thesis, he would thereby have provided a decisive reason for abandoning the project he has long advocated--viz., that of trying to provide theories of meaning for natural languages by providing recursive theories of truth for such languages. For he would have shown that there are no languages to provide truth (or meaning) theories of. Davidson thus seems to be in the odd position of arguing badly for a claim that would undermine his own work.
Keywords Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest
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DOI 10.1080/00455091.1994.10717361
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