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Overview

Truth, Language, and History is the much-anticipated final volume of Donald Davidson's philosophical writings. In the four groups of essays that comprise it, Davidson continues to explore the themes that occupied him for more than fifty years: the relations between language and the world; speaker intention and linguistic meaning; language and mind; mind and body; mind and world; mind and other minds.
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"While every one of the five volumes of Davidson's essays is a philosophical treasure trove, all containing influential and important essays, this final volume is especially interesting since it encompasses a number of key topics that are of special significance in Davidson's thinking...The hope is that the publication of the essays in this volume, along with the essays included in the other four...will eventually give rise to a more integrated appreciation of Davidson's work—work that constitutes one of the landmarks of twentieth-century philosophy."—Jeff Malpas, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198237563
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 4/21/2005
  • Series: Philosophical Essays Series
  • Pages: 370
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 5.60 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Truth rehabilitated (1997) 3
2 The folly of trying to define truth (1996) 19
3 Method and metaphysics (1993) 39
4 Meaning, truth, and evidence (1990) 47
5 Pursuit of the concept of truth (1995) 63
6 What is Quine's view of truth? (1994) 81
7 A nice derangement of epitaphs (1986) 89
8 The social aspect of language (1994) 109
9 Seeing through language (1997) 127
10 James Joyce and Humpty Dumpty (1989) 143
11 The third man (1992) 159
12 Locating literary language (1993) 167
13 Thinking causes (1993) 185
14 Laws and cause (1995) 201
15 Plato's philosopher (1985) 223
16 The Socratic concept of truth (1992) 241
17 Dialectic and dialogue (1994) 251
18 Gadamer and Plato's Philebus (1997) 261
19 Aristotle's action (2001) 277
20 Spinoza's causal theory of the affects (1993) 295
App Replies to Rorty, Stroud, McDowell, and Pereda (1998) 315
Contents list of volumes of essays by Donald Davidson 329
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