Truth, Language, and History

Truth, Language, and History

by Donald Davidson
     
 

Truth, Language, and History is the much-anticipated final volume of Donald Davidson's philosophical writings. In four groups of essays, 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;

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Truth, Language, and History is the much-anticipated final volume of Donald Davidson's philosophical writings. In four groups of essays, 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. He asks: what is the role of the concept of truth in these explorations? And, can a scientific world view make room for human thought without reducing it to something material and mechanistic? Including a new introduction by his widow, Marcia Cavell, this volume completes Donald Davidson's colossal intellectual legacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198237570
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/21/2005
Series:
Philosophical Essays Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
370
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction, Marcia Cavell
Truth
1. Truth Rehabilitated (1997)
2. The Folly of Trying to Define Truth (1996)
3. Method and Metaphysics (1993)
4. Meaning, Truth, and Evidence (1990)
5. Pursuit of the Concept of Truth (1995)
6. What is Quine's View of Truth? (1994)
Language
7. A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs (1986)
8. The Social Aspect of Language (1994)
9. Seeing Through Language (1997)
10. James Joyce and Humpty Dumpty (1989)
11. The Third Man (1992)
12. Locating Literary Language (1993)
Anomalous Monism
13. Thinking Causes (1993)
14. Laws and Cause (1995)
Historical Thoughts
15. Plato's Philosopher (1985)
16. The Socratic Concept of Truth (1992)
17. Dialectic and Dialogue (1994)
18. Gadamer and Plato's Philebus (1997)
19. Aristotle's Action (2001)
20. Spinoza's Causal Theory of the Affects (1993)
Appendix: Replies to Rorty, Stroud, McDowell, and Pereda (1998)

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