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Davidson, Donald 1917-2003

Works: 460 works in 1,449 publications in 9 languages and 44,657 library holdings
Genres: Essays  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: P106, 401
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Inquiries into truth and interpretation by Donald Davidson( )

104 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 2,963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donald Davidson has prepared a new edition of the 1984 volume with an additional essay, which set out his influential philosophy of language. The central question which these essays address is what it is for words to mean what they do
Essays on actions and events by Donald Davidson( Book )

92 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Including two new essays, this volume is an updated edition of Davidson's classic Essays on Actions and Events (1980). A superb work on the nature of human action, it features influential discussions of numerous topics. These include the freedom to act; weakness of the will; the logical form of talk about actions, intentions, and causality; the logic of practical reasoning; Hume's theory of the indirect passions; and the nature and limits of decision theory."--Jacket
Truth and predication by Donald Davidson( )

30 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Davidson begins by harking back to an early interest in the classics, and an even earlier engagement with the workings of grammar. In the pleasures of diagramming sentences in grade school, he locates his first glimpse into the mechanics of how we conduct the most important activities in our life - such as declaring love, asking directions, issuing orders, and telling stories. Davidson connects these essential questions with the most basic and yet hard to understand mysteries of language use - how we connect noun to verb. This is a problem that Plato and Aristotle wrestled with, and Davidson draws on their thinking to show how an understanding of linguistic behavior is critical to the formulating of a workable concept of truth
Subjective, intersubjective, objective by Donald Davidson( )

51 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Subjective, Intersubjective, Objective is the third volume of philosophical writings by Donald Davidson, whose influence on philosophy since the 1960s has been deep and broad. His first two collections, published by OUP in the early 1980s, are recognized as contemporary classics." "Now Davidson presents a selection of his work on knowledge, mind, and language from the 1980s and the 1990s. We all have knowledge of our own minds, knowledge of the contents of other minds, and knowledge of the shared environment. Davidson examines the nature and status of each of these three sorts of knowledge, and the connections and differences among them. Along the way he has illuminating things to say about truth, human rationality, and the relations among language, thought, and the world." "This new volume offers a rich and rewarding feast for anyone interested in philosophy today, and is essential reading for anyone working on its central topics."--Jacket
The essential Davidson by Donald Davidson( )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume compiles the most celebrated papers of Donald Davidson, one of the 20th century's greatest philosophers. There are essays about our understanding of language, the mind, action, and knowledge, which are thematically organised
Truth, language and history by Donald Davidson( )

28 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. -- Publisher description
On Noam Chomsky; critical essays by Gilbert Harman( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Words and objections. Essays on the work of W.V. Quine by Donald Davidson( Book )

35 editions published between 1969 and 1979 in English and Dutch and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is gratifying to see that philosophers' continued interest in Words and Objections has been so strong as to motivate a paperback edition. This is gratifying because it vindicates the editors' belief in the permanent im­ portance of Quine's philosophy and in the value of the papers com­ menting on it which were collected in our volume. Apart from a couple of small corrections, only one change has been made. The list of Professor Quine's writings has been brought up to date. The editors cannot claim any credit for this improvement, however. We have not tried to imitate the Library of Living Philosophers volumes and to include Professor Quine's autobiography in this volume, but we are fortunate to publish here his brand-new auto bibliography. 1975 THE EDITORS TABLE OF CONTENTS V PREFACE 1 EDITORIAL INTRODUCTION 1. 1. C. SMAR T / Quine's Philosophy of Science 3 GILBERT HARMAN / An Introduction to 'Translation and Meaning', Chapter Two of Word and Object 14 ERIK STENIUS / Beginning with Ordinary Things 27 NOAM CHOMSKY / Quine's Empirical Assumptions 53 1AAKKO HINTIKKA / Behavioral Criteria of Radical Translation 69 BARRY STROUD / Conventionalism and the Indeterminacy of Translation 82 P. F. STRA WSON / Singular Terms and Predication 97 118 H. P. GRICE / Vacuous Names P. T
Semantics of natural language( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 1977 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Problems of rationality by Donald Davidson( Book )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the eagerly awaited fourth volume of Donald Davidson's philosophical writings. From the 1960s until his death in August 2003 the author was perhaps the most influential figure in English-language philosophy, and his work has had a profound effect upon the discipline. His unified theory of the interpretation of thought, meaning, and action holds that rationality is a necessary condition for both mind and interpretation. The author here develops this theory to illuminate value judgements and how we understand them; to investigate what the conditions are for attributing mental states to an object or creature; and to grapple with the problems presented by thoughts and actions which seem to be irrational
Decision making; an experimental approach by Donald Davidson( Book )

32 editions published between 1957 and 1977 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in honor of Carl G. Hempel : a tribute on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday by Nicholas Rescher( Book )

14 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eminent philosopher of science Carl G. Hempel, Stuart Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University and a Past President of the American Philosophical Association, has had a long and distinguished academic career in the course of which he has been professorial mentor to some of America's most distinguished philosophers. This volume gathers together twelve original papers by Hempel's students and associates into a volume intended to do homage to Hempel on the occasion of his 65th year in 1970. The papers are grouped around the unifying topic of Hempel's own interests in logic and philosophy of science, the great majority dealing with issues on inductive logic and the theory of scientific explanatio- problems to which Hempel has devoted the bulk of his outstandingly fruitful efforts. With the approach of 'Peter' Hempel's 65th birthday, an editorial committee sprang into being by an uncannily spontaneous process to prepare to commemorate this event with an appropriate Festschrift. The editors were pleased to receive unfailingly prompt and efficient coopera tion on the part of all contributors. The responsibility of seeing the work through the press was assumed by Nicholas Rescher. The editors are grateful to all concerned for their collaboration. ALAN ROSS ANDERSON PAUL BENACERRAF ADOLF GRUNBAUM GERALD J. MASSEY NICHOLAS RESCHER RICHARD S. RUDNER TABLE OF CONTENTS PREFACE V PAUL OPPENHEIM: Reminiscences of Peter 1 w. v. QUINE: Natural Kinds 5 JAAKKO HINTIKKA: Inductive Independence and the Paradoxes of Confirmation 24 WESLEY c
The Philosophy of language by Aloysius Martinich( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is meaning? How is linguistic communication possible? What is the nature of language? What is the relationship between language and the world? How do metaphors work? The Philosophy of Language, Sixth Edition, is an excellent introduction to such fundamental questions. Incorporating insights from new coeditor David Sosa, the sixth edition collects forty-eight of the most important articles in the field, making it the most up-to-date and comprehensive volume on the subject. Revised to address changing trends and contemporary developments, the sixth edition features eighteen new articles, including influential work by Kent Bach, Paul Boghossian, M.A.E. Dummett, Delia Graff Fara, Hartry Field, H.P. Grice and P.F. Strawson, Carl G. Hempel, Saul Kripke, Benson Mates, Hilary Putnam, Diana Raffman, Nathan Salmon, Stephen Schiffer, John R. Searle, Roy Sorenson, David Sosa, Dennis Stampe, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. A general introduction and introductions to each section give students background to the issues and explain the connections between them. A bibliography of suggested further reading follows each section. --from
Subjective, Intersubjective, Objective [electronic resource] : Philosophical Essays Volume 3 by Donald Davidson( )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is a wealth of fascinating ideas here ... Davidson's project is ambitious, but his vision is immensely powerful and its execution highly ingenious. It is a very considerable achievement at the intersection of epistemology, philosophy of mind and philosophy of language. - Philosophical Investigations;Davidson writes philosophy like Wagner wrote operas: nothing less than everything is ever at stake. - Jerry Fodor, London Review of Books;Ces essais contiennent les principes de sa th--eacute--;orie de la connaissance. Reacute; concilier, comme ce volume s'en donne le programme, connaissance de soi, connaissance d'autrui, et connaissance du monde commun, n'est pas un programme ais eacute;. Quoi qu'il en soit, l'ambition est l agrave;, et la constance, la profondeur de la recherche de Davidson depuis une vingtaine d'anneacute;es sont manifestes. A peu pregrave;s tous les th egrave ;mes classiques de la philosophie analytique sont ici retravailleacut;s, approfondis, et modifieacute;s, dans une prose extrecirc;mement travailleacute;e. Peu de philosophes ont eu une influence si forte sur la philosophie de ces derniegrave; res deacute; cennies, aussi bien dans les pays anglophones qu'en Europe. Qu'on suive ou non Davidson dans son ambitieux projet, qui ne vise rien moins qu'agrave; concilier naturalisme et normativiteacute;, la lecture de ce volume est un must. - Pascal Engel, Revue Philosophique
The logic of grammar by Donald Davidson( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plato's Philebus by Donald Davidson( Book )

21 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semantics of natural language by Donald Davidson( Book )

28 editions published between 1970 and 1979 in English and Dutch and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Mythos des Subjektiven : philosophische Essays by Donald Davidson( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in German and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wozu Wahrheit? : eine Debatte by Donald Davidson( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Probleme der Rationalität by Donald Davidson( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seit den frühen 1960er Jahren bis zu seinem Tod im Sommer 2003 war Donald Davidson der wohl einflußreichste Philosoph englischer Sprache. Mit Probleme der Rationalität liegt nun der vierte Band seiner philosophischen Schriften in deutscher Übersetzung vor und mit ihm eine weitere Etappe auf Davidsons Weg zu>>einer einheitlichen Theorie des Denkens, der Bedeutung und des Handelns<<. Der so betitelte Aufsatz bildet zugleich das programmatische Epizentrum dieses Bandes. Rationalität, so Davidsons Generalthese, ist dabei eine notwendige Bedingung, um das Denken, Sprechen und Handeln anderer interpretieren, d. h. verstehen zu können, und sie spielt eine tragende Rolle bei der Frage, welchen Wesen wir überhaupt einen Geist zusprechen können. In weiteren Abhandlungen wendet Davidson diese These etwa auf die Frage nach der Objektivität der Werte an, fragt sich, ob es eine>>Wissenschaft der Rationalität <<geben könne, und liefert eine scharfsinnige Analyse von>>Turings Test<<. Den krönenden Abschluß bilden die berühmten Aufsätze über Irrationalität. Der Band, den der Autor nicht mehr selbst zum Abschluß bringen konnte, wird von seiner Frau Marcia Cavell eingeleitet und schließt mit einem bewegenden Interview, das Ernie Lepore mit Donald Davidson über dessen Leben und Werk geführt hat. (Quelle:
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Subjective, intersubjective, objective Subjective, Intersubjective, Objective [electronic resource] : Philosophical Essays Volume 3
Essays on actions and eventsTruth and predicationSubjective, intersubjective, objectiveThe essential DavidsonTruth, language and historyWords and objections. Essays on the work of W.V. QuineSemantics of natural languageProblems of rationality
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