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Problems of Rationality - Donald Davidson

Problems of Rationality

Hardcover Published: 1st June 2004
ISBN: 9780198237556
Number Of Pages: 302

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Problems of Rationality is the eagerly awaited fourth volume of Donald Davidson's philosophical writings. From the 1960s until his death in August 2003 Davidson 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. Davidson 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. Anyone working on knowledge, mind, and language will find these essays essential reading.

Davidson's work invites more work ... can only give one's own philosophical thinking greater clarity and depth. * Transcendent Philosophy *

Marcia Cavell: Introduction Rationality and Value 1: The Problem of Objectivity (1995) 2: Expressing Evaluations (1984) 3: The Objectivity of Values (1995) Appendix: Objectivity and Practical Reason (1999) 4: The Interpersonal Comparison of Values (1996) Problems and Proposals 5: Turing's Test (1990) 6: Representation and Interpretation (1990) 7: Problems in the Explanation of Action (1987) 8: Could There Be a Science of Rationality? (1995) 9: What Thought Requires (2001) 10: A Unified Theory of Thought, Meaning, and Action (1980) Irrationality 11: Paradoxes of Irrationality (1974) 12: Incoherence and Irrationality (1985) 13: Deception and Division (1986) 14: Who is Fooled? (1997) Ernie Lepore: Interview with Donald Davidson

ISBN: 9780198237556
ISBN-10: 0198237553
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 302
Published: 1st June 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.9  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.36