A Companion to Donald Davidson
Blackwell Companions to Philosophy, Band 168 1. Aufl.
A Companion to Donald Davidson presents newly commissioned essays by leading figures within contemporary philosophy. Taken together, they provide a comprehensive overview of Davidson’s work across its full range, and an assessment of his many contributions to philosophy. Highlights the breadth of Davidson's work across philosophy Demonstrates the continuing influence his work has on the philosophical community Includes newly commissioned contributions from leading figures in contemporary philosophy Provides an in-depth exposition and analysis of Davidson's work across the range of areas to which he contributed, including philosophy of action, epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mind
Notes on Contributors ix Introduction: Life and Work 1 Ernie Lepore and Kirk Ludwig Part I Action Theory 13 1 Action Explanation 15 Ralf Stoecker 2 Practical Reason 32 Agnes Callard 3 Action Individuation 48 Hugh J. McCann 4 Freedom to Act 62 Olav Gjelsvik 5 Intention 75 Luca Ferrero Part II Metaphysics 91 6 Event Variables and Their Values 93 Paul M. Pietroski 7 Causation 126 John Heil 8 Davidson’s “Method of Truth” in Metaphysics 141 William G. Lycan 9 The Concept of Truth 156 Michael Glanzberg Part III Philosophy of Language 173 10 Truth in the Theory of Meaning 175 Ernie Lepore and Kirk Ludwig 11 Parataxis 191 Adam Sennet 12 Logical Form 208 Miguel Hoeltje 13 Radical Interpretation and the Principle of Charity 225 Peter Pagin 14 Davidson’s Measurement-Theoretic Analogy 247 Piers Rawling 15 Reference 264 J. Robert G. Williams 16 Language and Thought 287 A.P. Martinich 17 Conceptual Schemes 300 David Henderson 18 Interpretation and Value 314 Robert H. Myers 19 Predication 328 Jeff Speaks 20 Convention and Meaning 339 Kathrin Glüer 21 Metaphor and Varieties of Meaning 361 Elisabeth Camp 22 Davidson and Literary Theory 379 Samuel C. Wheeler III Part IV Philosophy of Mind 393 23 The Larger Philosophical Signifi cance of Holism 395 Carol Rovane 24 Anomalous Monism 410 Brian P. McLaughlin 25 Triangular Externalism 443 Sven Bernecker 26 Triangulation 456 Claudine Verheggen 27 Rationality as a Constitutive Ideal 472 Michael Rescorla 28 Irrationality 489 Sarah Stroud 29 The Rationality of the Emotions 506 Mitchell Green Part V Epistemology 519 30 Davidson and Radical Skepticism 521 Duncan Pritchard 31 First-Person Authority 533 William Child 32 Knowledge of Other Minds in Davidson’s Philosophy 550 Anita Avramides Part VI Influences and Influence 565 33 Quine and Davidson 567 Hans-Johann Glock 34 Davidson and Contemporary Philosophy 588 Pascal Engel Name Index 605 General Index 609
Ernie Lepore is an American philosopher and cognitive scientist. He is currently Acting Director of the Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science, and a professor at Rutgers University. He is the co-author with Herman Cappelen of Insensitive Semantics (Blackwell, 2004) and Language Turned On Itself (2007) and co-author with Kirk Ludwig of Donald Davidson: Meaning, Truth, Language and Reality (2005) and Donald Davidson’s Truth-theoretic Semantics (2007). He is editor of the Handbook of Philosophy of Language (with B. Smith, 2006) and general editor of the Blackwell series Philosophers and Their Critics. Kirk Ludwig is Professor of Philosophy at Indiana University, Bloomington. He earned his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, under the direction of Donald Davidson. He is the editor of the volume on Donald Davidson (2003) in the Cambridge Contemporary Philosophy in Focus series, and he is co-author with Ernie Lepore (Rutgers) of Donald Davidson: Meaning, Truth, Language and Reality (2005) and Donald Davidson’s Truth-theoretic Semantics (2007).
Donald Davidson was one of the most influential analytic philosophers of the latter half of the 20th century. His contributions to the philosophy of language, the philosophy of action, ontology and metaphysics, the philosophy of mind, and epistemology continue to have enormous influence today. Yet despite a wide range of publications about or influenced by Davidson’s work, none – until now - presents a comprehensive overview of his work across its full thematic and temporal range. A Companion to Donald Davidson provides a much-needed in-depth exposition and analysis of the full range of Davidson's contributions to philosophy through newly commissioned essays by leading figures in contemporary philosophy. The volume will be of great interest to advanced undergraduate and graduate students, as well as professional philosophers, who are seeking an overview and a critical discussion of Davidson’s work.
"This Companion to Davidson offers a cornucopia of new writings establishing the continuing relevance of Davidson's philosophical writings in action theory, metaphysics, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, and epistemology." —Gilbert Harman, Princeton University
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