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Problems of Rationality

Donald Davidson


Applies Davidson's Unified Theory of thought, meaning, and action to three families of problems involving various aspects of rationality, some degree of which Davidson's theory of radical interpretation attributes to any creature, which can be said to have a mind. These problems are the nature and our understanding of value judgements, the adequacy conditions for attributing mental states to a being, and the problem of irrationality.

Keywords: action, constraints of rationality, Donald Davidson, irrationality, meaning, mental states, mind, objectivity, Problems of Rationality, radical interpretation, thought, value judgements

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780198237549
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2004 DOI:10.1093/0198237545.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Donald Davidson, author
formerly University of California Berkeley