Inquiries into Truth and Interpretation / Edition 2

Inquiries into Truth and Interpretation / Edition 2

by Donald Davidson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199246297

ISBN-13: 9780199246298

Pub. Date: 11/22/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Now in a new edition, this volume updates Davidson's exceptional Inquiries into Truth and Interpretation (1984), which set out his enormously influential philosophy of language. The original volume remains a central point of reference, and a focus of controversy, with its impact extending into linguistic theory, philosophy of mind, and epistemology. Addressing a

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Now in a new edition, this volume updates Davidson's exceptional Inquiries into Truth and Interpretation (1984), which set out his enormously influential philosophy of language. The original volume remains a central point of reference, and a focus of controversy, with its impact extending into linguistic theory, philosophy of mind, and epistemology. Addressing a central question—what it is for words to mean what they do—and featuring a previously uncollected, additional essay, this work will appeal to a wide audience of philosophers, linguists, and psychologists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199246298
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
11/22/2001
Series:
Philosophical Essays Series
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Provenance of the Essays and Acknowledgements
Introduction
Truth and Meaning
1Theories of Meaning and Learnable Languages (1965)
2Truth and Meaning (1967)
3True to the Facts (1969)
4Semantics for Natural Languages (1970)
5In Defence of Convention T (1973)
Applications
6Quotation (1979)
7On Saying That (1968)
8Moods and Performances (1979)
Radical Interpretation
9Radical Interpretation (1973)
10Belief and the Basis of Meaning
Appendix to Essay 10: Reply to Quine and Lewis (1974)
11Thought and Talk (1975)
12Reply to Foster (1976)
Language and Reality
13On the Very Idea of a Conceptual Scheme (1974)
14The Method of Truth in Metaphysics
15Reality Without Reference (1977)
16The Inscrutibility of Reference (1979)
Limits of the Literal
17What Metaphors Mean (1978)
18Communication and Convention (1982)
Bibliographical References
Index

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