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    What is interpretation? A dilemma for Davidson

    Kurbis, Nils (2014) What is interpretation? A dilemma for Davidson. Conceptus 40 (98), pp. 54-66. ISSN 0010-5155.

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    Abstract

    The core idea of Davidson’s philosophy of language is that a theory of truth constructed as an empirical theory by a radical interpreter is a theory of meaning. I discuss an ambiguity that arises from Davidson's notion of interpretation: it can either be understood as the hypothetical process of constructing a theory of truth for a language or as a process that actually happens when speakers communicate. I argue that each disambiguation is problematic and does not result in a theory of meaning.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Philosophy
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2014 11:44
    Last Modified: 26 Jun 2015 07:06
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/11044

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