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Truth, Language, and History: Philosophical Essays Volume 5

Donald Davidson


This book features a collection of essays by Donald Davidson that explore the relations between language and the world, speaker intention and linguistic meaning, language and mind, mind and body, mind and world, and mind and other minds. Davidson’s underlying thesis is that we are acquainted directly with the world, that thought emerges through interpersonal communication in a shared material world, and that language depends on communication. He also finds interconnections between his views and those of major philosophers of the past.

Keywords: language, intention, linguistic meaning, mind, body, philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780198237570
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2005 DOI:10.1093/019823757X.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Donald Davidson, author
(1917-2003) formerly Department of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley