© 1994

Language, Mind and Epistemology

On Donald Davidson’s Philosophy

  • Gerhard Preyer
  • Frank Siebelt
  • Alexander Ulfig

Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 241)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Philosophy of Language

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jerry Fodor, Ernie Lepore
      Pages 3-19
    3. Wilhelm K. Essler
      Pages 45-53
  3. Epistemology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Ralf Naumann
      Pages 117-144
    3. Dorit Bar-On
      Pages 145-170
    4. David K. Henderson
      Pages 171-197
  4. Philosophy of Mind and Theory of Action

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Marcia Cavell
      Pages 299-311
    3. Johannes Brandl
      Pages 353-366

About this book


Professor Donald Davidson is one of the most innovative and influential recent philosophers. Ranging over a variety of topics in the philosophy of language, philosophy of mind and epistemology, his system of thought is unified by his inquiries into the nature of interpretation and understanding the speech and behavior of others.
Together with its introduction, Language, Mind and Epistemology examines Davidson's unified stance towards philosophy by joining American and European authors within a collection of essays, published here for the first time. The authors discuss the central topics in Davidson's latest philosophy: his holistic truth-theoretic stance towards meaning and understanding, the epistemology of interpretation and translation, the externalist viewpoint in epistemology, the anti-Cartesian approach in accounting for first person authority, the thesis of anomalous monism, and the holistic conception of the mental.


Donald Davidson epistemology knowledge language mind philosophy of language subject truth

Editors and affiliations

  • Gerhard Preyer
    • 1
  • Frank Siebelt
    • 1
  • Alexander Ulfig
    • 1
  1. 1.Johann W. Goethe UniversityFrankfurt am MainGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Language, Mind and Epistemology
  • Book Subtitle On Donald Davidson’s Philosophy
  • Editors G. Preyer
    F. Siebelt
    A. Ulfig
  • Series Title Synthese Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-2811-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-4392-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-017-2041-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXII, 448
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philosophy of Language
    Philosophy of Mind
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`The present volume is one among a number of evidences of the new openness to the pleasures and advantages of the free exchange of ideas drawn from philosophical cultures that until recently often seemed so disparate as to preclude productive conversation. '
Donald Davidson