The Structure of Truth

The Structure of Truth


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Donald Davidson was one of the most famous and influential philosophers of the twentieth century. The Structure of Truth presents his 1970 Locke Lectures in print for the first time. They comprise an invaluable historical document which illuminates how Davidson was thinking about the theory of meaning, the role of a truth theory therein, the ontological commitments of a truth theory, the notion of logical form, and so on, at a pivotal moment in the development of his thought. Unlike Davidson's previously published work, the lectures are written so as to be presented to an audience as a fully organized and coherent exposition of his program in the philosophy of language. Had they been widely available in the years following 1970, the reception of Davidson's work might have been very different. Given the systematic nature of their presentation of Davidson's semantic program, these lectures will be of interest to anyone working in the philosophy of language.

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ISBN-13: 9780198842491
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 03/17/2020
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Donald Davidson

Cameron Domenico Kirk-Giannini is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University. He obtained his PhD from Rutgers, having previously studied at the University of Oxford and Harvard College. He specializes in philosophy of language, philosophy of religion, and social philosophy.

Ernie Lepore is a Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science at Rutgers University. He is the author of numerous books and papers in philosophy of language, philosophical logic, metaphysics, and philosophy of mind.

Table of Contents

1. Speaking the Truth
2. Truth and Ontology
3. Quotation
4. Attributions of Attitude
5. Adverbial Modification
6. Invariants of Translation

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