By Ernest Lepore, Kirk Ludwig
A spouse to Donald Davidson offers newly commissioned essays via prime figures inside modern philosophy. Taken jointly, they supply a entire assessment of Davidson’s paintings throughout its complete diversity, and an overview of his many contributions to philosophy.
- Highlights the breadth of Davidson's paintings throughout philosophy
- Demonstrates the ongoing impact his paintings has at the philosophical community
- Includes newly commissioned contributions from top figures in modern philosophy
- Provides an in-depth exposition and research of Davidson's paintings around the diversity of parts to which he contributed, together with philosophy of motion, epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mind
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THL 35–36). ). Empirical evidence for an adequate construction of the theory is found primarily in the vicinity of the speaker, where the interpreter can (provisionally) regard the speaker’s utterances as being prompted by what is the case in her immediate surroundings (as in Quine’s famous example of an alien speaker who utters “Gavagai” while a 27 ralf stoecker rabbit runs past). At least at these “edges” of the language, that is, indexical observation sentences, it must be granted that speech is causally embedded in the world (SIO 189).
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Jaegwon Kim has proposed it in an ontologically rich sense as an argument about the causal role of properties. For Kim it is part of our physicalistic understanding of the world that every event can be fully explained with recourse to preceding events and their physical properties. Accordingly there is no causal role for mental properties, unless they are in fact physical properties, which leads to his criticism of so-called token identity theories (like Davidson’s) and to his defense of type identity theories.