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Dialogues with Davidson: Acting, Interpreting, Understanding

Jeff Malpas


The work of the philosopher Donald Davidson is not only wide ranging in its influence and vision, but also in the breadth of issues that it encompasses. Davidson’s work includes seminal contributions to philosophy of language and mind, to philosophy of action, and to epistemology and metaphysics. This book engages with Davidson’s work as it connects not only with aspects of current analytic thinking but also with a wider set of perspectives, including those of hermeneutics, phenomenology, the history of philosophy, feminist epistemology, and contemporary social theory. The chapters in this boo ... More

Keywords: philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, philosophy of action, epistemology, metaphysics, hermeneutics, history of philosophy, social theory, analytic thinking, Donald Davidson

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780262015561
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262015561.001.0001


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Jeff Malpas, editor

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I On Language, Mind, and World

2 What Subjectivity Isn’t

David Couzens Hoy, and Christoph Durt

3 Davidson, Derrida, and Differance

Samuel C. Wheeler III

II On Interpretation and Understanding

III On Action, Reason, and Knowledge

17 Evaluative Attitudes

Gerhard Preyer, and Nicholas Malpas