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