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

Provenance of the Essays and Acknowledgementsix
Preface to the Second Editionxiii
Introductionxv
Truth and Meaning1
Essay 1.Theories of Meaning and Learnable Languages (1965)3
Essay 2.Truth and Meaning (1967)17
Essay 3.True to the Facts (1969)43
Essay 4.Semantics for Natural Languages (1970)55
Essay 5.In Defence of Convention T (1973)65
Applications77
Essay 6.Quotation (1979)79
Essay 7.On Saying That (1968)93
Essay 8.Moods and Performance (1979)109
Radical Interpretation123
Essay 9.Radical Interpretation (1973)125
Essay 10.Belief and the Basis of Meaning (1974)141
Essay 11.Thought and Talk (1975)155
Essay 12.Reply to Foster (1976)171
Language and Reality181
Essay 13.On the Very Idea of a Conceptual Scheme (1974)183
Essay 14.The Method of Truth in Metaphysics (1977)199
Essay 15.Reality Without Reference (1977)215
Essay 16.The Inscrutability of Reference (1979)227
Limits of the Literal243
Essay 17.What Metaphors Mean (1978)245
Essay 18.Communication and Convention (1984)265
Appendix to Essay 10. Replies to Lewis and Quine (1974)281
Bibliographical References287
Index293

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