Davidson and Dummett on the social character of language
Hornsby, Jennifer (2008) Davidson and Dummett on the social character of language. In: Amoretti, M.C. and Vassallo, N. (eds.) Knowledge, Language, and Interpretation. Frankfurt, Germany: Ontos Verlag, pp. 107-122. ISBN 9783868380002.
Book synopsis: Thanks to their heterogeneity, the nine essays in this volume offer a clear testimony of Donald Davidson's authority, and they undoubtedly show how much his work - even if it has raised many doubts and criticisms - has been, and still is, highly influential and significant in contemporary analytical philosophy for a wide range of subjects. Moreover, the various articles not only critically and carefully analyze Davidson's theses and arguments (in particular those concerning language and knowledge), but they also illustrate how such theories and ideas, despite their unavoidable difficulties, are still alive and potentially fruitful. Davidon's work is indeed an important and provocative starting point for discussing the future progress of philosophy.
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|School:||Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Philosophy|
|Date Deposited:||15 Mar 2011 11:25|
|Last Modified:||17 Apr 2013 12:17|
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