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Language, Mind and Epistemology : On Donald Davidson's Philosophy - Gerhard Preyer

Language, Mind and Epistemology

On Donald Davidson's Philosophy

By: Gerhard Preyer (Editor), Frank Siebelt (Editor), Alexander Ulfig (Editor)

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Published: 31st October 1994
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Professor Donald Davidson is one of the most innovative and influential recent philosophers. Ranging over a variety of topics in the philosophy of language, philosophy of mind and epistemology, his system of thought is unified by his inquiries into the nature of interpretation and understanding the speech and behavior of others.
Together with its introduction, Language, Mind and Epistemology examines Davidson's unified stance towards philosophy by joining American and European authors within a collection of essays, published here for the first time. The authors discuss the central topics in Davidson's latest philosophy: his holistic truth-theoretic stance towards meaning and understanding, the epistemology of interpretation and translation, the externalist viewpoint in epistemology, the anti-Cartesian approach in accounting for first person authority, the thesis of anomalous monism, and the holistic conception of the mental.

`The present volume is one among a number of evidences of the new openness to the pleasures and advantages of the free exchange of ideas drawn from philosophical cultures that until recently often seemed so disparate as to preclude productive conversation. ' Donald Davidson

Introduction: On Donald Davidson's Philosophy
Meaning, Holism and the Problem of Extensionalityp. 3
Davidson's Use of Truth in Accounting for Meaningp. 21
Was ist Wahrheit? (What Is Truth?)p. 45
Eigennamen und Kennzeichnungen - Anmerkungen zur sogenannten Frege-Russell-Theorie (Proper Names and Definite Descriptions - Some Remarks on the So-Called Frege-Russell-Theory)p. 55
Quine and Davidson: Two Naturalized Epistemologistsp. 79
Davidson and Quine on Observation Sentencesp. 97
Events and Externalismp. 117
Conceptual Relativism and Translationp. 145
Conceptual Schemes after Davidsonp. 171
Singular Causal Sentences and two Relational Viewsp. 199
The Inadequacy of Anomalous Monism as a Realist Theory of Mindp. 223
Internalism, Externalism, and Davidson's Conception of the Mentalp. 255
Dividing the Selfp. 299
Willensschwache - Wie ist das nur moglich? (Weakness of the Will - How Is It Possible?)p. 313
Davidson on Intentional Content and Self-Knowledgep. 339
Sharing Beliefs and the Myth of the Subjectivep. 353
First-Person Knowledge and Authorityp. 367
Rationalitat: Absichten - Primargrunde - praktisches Denken (Rationality: Intentions - Primary Reasons - Practical Thinking)p. 399
Dialectic and Dialoguep. 429
Name Indexp. 439
Subject Indexp. 443
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ISBN: 9780792328117
ISBN-10: 0792328116
Series: SYNTHESE LIBRARY
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 31st October 1994
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.86