J. E. Malpas discusses and develops the ideas of Donald Davidson, influential in contemporary thinking on the nature of understanding and meaning, and of truth and knowledge. He provides an account of Davidson's holistic and hermeneutical conception of linguistic interpretation, and, more generally, of the mind. Outlining its Quinean origins and the elements basic to Davidson's Radical Interpretation, J. E. Malpas' book goes on to elaborate this holism and to examine the indeterminacy of interpretation and the principle of charity. The metaphysical and epistemological consequences of Davidson's approach are considered, particularly in relation to scepticism and relativism, the realist/anti-realist debate, and the problem of truth. Parallels are drawn between the Davidsonian emphasis on the centrality of the notion of truth and Heidegger's notion of truth as aletheia, as the book looks to structuralist, hermeneutical and phenomenological sources to illuminate Davidson's position.
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Description du livre Cambridge University Press. Hardcover. État : Good. 052141721X Good+; Hardcover, No Jacket; Withdrawn library copy with the standard library markings; Light wear to the covers; Library stamps to the endpapers; Text pages are clean & unmarked; Binding is excellent with a straight spine; This book will be stored and delivered in a sturdy cardboard box with foam padding; Medium Format (8.5 9.75 tall); Gray cloth covers with title in silver lettering along the spine; 1992, Cambridge University Press; 319 pages; "Donald Davidson and the Mirror of Meaning: Holism, Truth, Interpretation," by J. E. Malpas. N° de réf. du libraire SKU-U06GD10301046
Description du livre Cambridge University Press, 1992. État : Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP28275423
Description du livre Cambridge University Press, 1992. Hardcover. État : Very Good. N° de réf. du libraire P02052141721X