Subjective, Intersubjective, Objective

Subjective, Intersubjective, Objective : Philosophical Essays Volume 3

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Subjective, Intersubjective, Objective is the long-awaited third volume of philosophical writings by Donald Davidson, whose influence on philosophy since the 1960s has been deep and broad. His first two collections, published by OUP in the early 1980s, are recognized as contemporary classics.
Now Davidson presents a selection of his work on knowledge, mind, and language from the 1980s and the 1990s. We all have knowledge of our own minds, knowledge of the contents of other minds, and knowledge of the shared environment. Davidson examines the nature and status of each of these three sorts of knowledge, and the connections and differences among them. Along the way he has illuminating things to say about truth, human rationality, and the relations among language, thought, and the
This new volume offers a rich and rewarding feast for anyone interested in philosophy today, and is essential reading for anyone working on its central topics.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 138 x 217 x 14mm | 325g
  • Clarendon Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0198237537
  • 9780198237532
  • 425,174

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Davidson's philosophical project is one of the most remarkable and productive of the twentieth century. Kirk Ludwig, Mind Journal
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Davidson's philosophical project is one of the most remarkable and productive of the twentieth century. * Kirk Ludwig, Mind Journal * There is a wealth of fascinating ideas here ... Davidson's project is ambitious, but his vision is immensely powerful and its execution highly ingenious. It is a very considerable achievement at the intersection of epistemology, philosophy of mind and philosophy of language. * Philosophical Investigations * Davidson writes philosophy like Wagner wrote operas: nothing less than everything is ever at stake. * Jerry Fodor, London Review of Books * Ces essais contiennent les principes de sa theorie de la connaissance. Reconcilier, comme ce volume s'en donne le programme, connaissance de soi, connaissance d'autrui, et connaissance du monde commun, n'est pas un programme aise. Quoi qu'il en soit, l'ambition est la, et la constance, la profondeur de la recherche de Davidson depuis une vingtaine d'annees sont manifestes. A peu pres tous les themes classiques de la philosophie
analytique sont ici retravailles, approfondis, et modifies, dans une prose extremement travaillee. Peu de philosophes ont eu une influence si forte sur la philosophie de ces dernie res de cennies, aussi bien dans les pays anglophones qu'en Europe. Qu'on suive ou non Davidson dans son ambitieux projet, qui ne vise rien moins qu'a concilier
naturalisme et normativite, la lecture de ce volume est un must. * Pascal Engel, Revue Philosophique *
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About Donald Davidson

Donald Davidson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. Donald Davidson is Willis S. and Marion Slusser Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. He was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, and educated at Harvard, completing his Ph.D. in classical philosophy after serving in the US Navy from 1942 to 1945. Before coming to Berkeley in 1981, he was Professor at Stanford, Princeton, Rockefeller, and the University
of Chicago. He is a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy.
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