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Davidson, Donald (1917–2003)

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List of works

  • Davidson, D. (1980) Actions and Events, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    (Contains all of Davidson’s essays on action and events mentioned in §§1–2: ‘Actions, Reasons, and Causes’, ‘Causal Relations’ and ‘The Individuation of Events’.)

  • Davidson, D. (1984) Inquiries into Truth and Interpretation, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    (Includes essays on the philosophy of language (‘Thought and Talk’ and ‘On the Very Idea of a Conceptual Scheme’) and ‘True to the Facts’. Others mentioned in the article are listed under separate titles.)

  • Davidson, D. (1985)‘Rational Animals’, in E. Lepore and B. McLaughlin (eds) Actions and Events: Perspectives on the Philosophy of Donald Davidson, Oxford: Blackwell, 1985.

    (Argues against the idea of nonlinguistic thinkers.)

  • Davidson, D. (1986) ‘A Coherence Theory of Truth and Knowledge’, in E. Lepore (ed.) Truth and Interpretation: Perspectives on the Philosophy of Donald Davidson, Oxford: Blackwell.

    (Elaborates a theory of the nature and content of beliefs.)

  • Davidson, D. (1989) ‘The Myth of the Subjective’, in M. Karusz (ed.) Relativism: Interpretation and Confrontation, Paris: University of Notre Dame Press, 1989.

    (One strand of Davidson’s argument that there are no representations of reality.)

  • Davidson, D. (1990)‘The Structure and Content of Truth’, The Journal of Philosophy 87: 279–328.

    (Argues that there is nothing in reality for sentences to represent.)

  • Davidson, D. (1991)‘Epistemology Externalized’, Dialectica 45: 191–202.

    (Includes discussion of ‘triangulation’, contributing to Davidson’s argument against the coherence of non-intertranslatable languages.)

References and further reading

  • Fodor, J. and Lepore, E. (1992) Holism: A Shopper’s Guide, Oxford: Blackwell.

    (An extended consideration of arguments, including Davidson’s, that the contents of thoughts, concepts and words are fixed only ‘holistically’ – in concert – rather than each in isolation.)

  • Lepore, E. (1986) Truth and Interpretation: Perspectives on the Philosophy of Donald Davidson, Oxford: Blackwell.

    (Useful essays on this aspect of Davidson’s work.)

  • Lepore, E. and Loewer, B. (1989)‘You Can Say That Again’, Midwest Studies in Philosophy 14: 338–356.

    (Explores criticisms and defences of Davidson’s account of propositional attitude ascriptions.)

  • Lepore, E. and McLaughlin, B. (1985) Actions and Events: Perspectives on the Philosophy of Donald Davidson, Oxford: Blackwell.

    (Useful essays on this aspect of Davidson’s work.)

  • Neale, S. (1995)‘Gödel and the Best of All Possible Slingshots’, Mind 104: 761–825.

    (A detailed look at arguments by Davidson and others for denying that sentences stand for entities more specific than truth-values.)

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