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Inquiries into truth and interpretation

Author: Donald Davidson
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Davidson, Donald, 1917-2003.
Inquiries into truth and interpretation.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001
(OCoLC)741525553
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Davidson
ISBN: 0199246289 9780199246281 0199246297 9780199246298
OCLC Number: 49672348
Description: xxiii, 296 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Truth and Meaning 1 --
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 --
Applications 77 --
Essay 6. Quotation (1979) 79 --
Essay 7. On Saying That (1968) 93 --
Essay 8. Moods and Performance (1979) 109 --
Radical Interpretation 123 --
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 Reality 181 --
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 Literal 243 --
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.
Responsibility: Donald Davidson.
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Argues that a philosophically instructive theory of meaning should acknowledge the holistic nature of linguistic understanding. This work covers topics such as the relation between theories of truth  Read more...

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Davidson, aside from being one of the most influential philosophers of the last century, shares with many of his generation a capacity to write intelligibly. The Philosophers' Magazine

 
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