Meaning, Truth, Language, and Reality
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Donald Davidson by Ernie Lepore
Book DescriptionDonald Davidson (1917-2003) was one of the most important philosophers of the late twentieth century. His work on language and the theory of meaning has been particularly influential.Two of the world's leading authorities on Davidson's philosophy, Ernest Lepore and Kirk Ludwig, provide a systematic exposition of his work in this field and of his contributions to philosophy of mind, metaphysics, and epistemology which spring from it. Their second aim is to assess Davidson's program critically, to mark its successes, but also to identify where its ccomplishments fall short of its ambitions, and, since it is an on-going research program, to assess its prospects for the future, and to contribute to the expansion of that program. Criticizing and extending Davidson's thought, as well as providing an introduction to it, Lepore and Ludwig address a broad academic audience. Their work will be of fundamental importance for those who are coming to Davidson's work for the first time; while some philosophical sophistication and training is presupposed, it is accessible both to advanced undergraduates and to graduate students. It will also be welcomed by professional philosophers, linguists, and anyone wishing to assess and understand Davidson's remarkable intellectual legacy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199204328
(232mm x 155mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Liberating Content, Hardback (December 2015)
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Meaning, Mind, and Matter, Hardback (March 2011)
Ernie Lepore and Barry Loewer present a series of papers on three key ideas of contemporary philosophy: that a theory of meaning for a language is best understood as a theory of truth for that language; that thought and language are best understood together via a theory of interpretation; and that the mental is irreducible to the physical.
Donald Davidson, Hardback (March 2005)» View all books by Ernie Lepore
Presenting a critical exposition of the philosophical system of Donald Davidson, this book aims to understand one of the greatest philosophers of the twentieth century. Davidson's ideas had a deep and broad influence in the central areas of philosophy, but never set out explicitly the overarching scheme in which they all have their place.
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