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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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    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.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2014 11:44
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:13


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