Davidson applies the truth‐theoretic apparatus of Essay 2 to give a systematic analysis of quotation. He demands that our analysis uses and not merely mentions quoted words, and that we individuate quotations by finite means. Writers who model quotations on names of expressions (Tarski, Quine) and hence treat them as semantically unstructured fail on both scores, says Davidson (see also Essay 1). More generally, the reference of quoted expressions and truth conditions of quotational attributions (‘He said “. . .” ’) are explored.
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