This volume features specially written essays from the most important philosophers working on the subject, and the collection reappraises Davidson’s philosophy with an engaging and illuminating discussion of various problems in the philosophy of truth, meaning, and the mental. Swampman, Response-Dependence, and Meaning. date: 24 October 2020. 0000085554 00000 n perceptual experience, content determination, Gerhard Preyer, author 200 62 Radical Interpretation (1973) Donald Davidson, 1984, Inquiries into Truth and Interpretation, Clarendon, Oxford, pp. All Rights Reserved. subscribe xref semantic paradoxes, (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. %%EOF 0000002366 00000 n 0 It is preceded by a homonymously titled paper published by Donald Davidson in 1967, a seminal paper on the topic of truth-theoretic semantics for natural languages. LePore, E. and Smith, B. C. Truth and Meaning 0. Martin is always very kind and encouraging. 0000020525 00000 n 200 0 obj <> endobj DONALD DAVIDSON TRUTH AND MEANING* It is conceded by most philosophers of language, and recently even by some linguists, that a satisfactory theory of meaning must give an account of how the meanings of sentences depend upon the meanings of words. In recent decades the analysis of the connection of truth, meaning, and the mental has been a major philosophical question, and Donald Davidson has brought together these subjects in a unified theory of thought, meaning, action, and evaluation. Keywords: Donald Davidson, truth, belief, meaning, scepticism, knowl-edge, philosophy of language, epistemology. PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). perceptual experience, content determination, Introduction: Davidson’s philosophical project, Davidson’s contribution to the philosophy of language, Truth theories, competence, and semantic computation, Swampman, response-dependence, and meaning, Knowledge and error: a new approach to radical interpretation, On Davidson’s view of first-person authority, Davidson, first-person authority, and the evidence for semantics, Davidsonian holism in recent philosophy of psychiatry, Taking back the excitement: construing “theoretical concepts” so as to avoid the threat of underdetermination, Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013, DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697519.001.0001. Truth and Meaning In Preparation for *The Oxford Handbook on Philosophy of Language* eds. Donald Davidson: Truth, Meaning and Knowledge. Davidson has been a considerable presence in the philosophical landscape since the 1970s, but from the contemporary point of view we have yet to come to a decision about his final place in the annals of philosophy. 0000084100 00000 n 0000083983 00000 n 0000004267 00000 n Davidson imposes a third constraint on a theory of meaning, the interpretative constraint, which requires that theorems of a theory of meaning for a language help to make total sense of the behavior of speakers of that language. first-person authority, 0000084584 00000 n 0000035872 00000 n Goethe-University, Frankfurt. 0000085658 00000 n 0000004103 00000 n 0000085434 00000 n 0000036386 00000 n Steven Gross - 2012 - In Gerhard Preyer (ed. On Davidson's View of First—Person Authority. 0000036686 00000 n Donald Davidson and the Mirror of Meaning: Holism, Truth, Interpretation. adverbial modification, 0000077417 00000 n Donald Davidson's Truth-Theoretic Semantics. 0000066919 00000 n 0000023137 00000 n 0000084177 00000 n 0000084686 00000 n Keywords: 0000000016 00000 n 0000084472 00000 n Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. 228-48. truth theory, Taking Back the Excitement : Construing "Theoretical Concepts" so as to Avoid the Threat of Underdetermination.
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