Donald Davidson (Heftet)

A Short Introduction

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2011
Antall sider: 328
Forlag: Oxford University Press Inc
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780195382969
Kategori: Språk og Religion, historie og filosofi
Omtale: Donald Davidson
Donald Davidson was one of the 20th Century's deepest analytic thinkers. He developed a systematic picture of the human mind and its relation to the world, an original and sustained vision that exerted a shaping influence well beyond analytic philosophy of mind and language. At its center is an idea of minded creatures as essentially rational animals: Rational animals can be interpreted, their behavior can be understood, and the contents of their thoughts are, in principle, open to others. The combination of a rigorous analytic stance with aspects of humanism so distinctive of Davidsonian thought finds its maybe most characteristic expression when this central idea is brought to bear on the relation of the mental to the physical: Davidson defended the irreducibility of its rational nature while acknowledging that the mental is ultimately determined by the physical. Davidson made contributions of lasting importance to a wide range of topics - from general theory of meaning and content over formal

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