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Inquiries into Truth and Interpretation

Donald Davidson

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246298
eISBN:
9780191715181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246297.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This volume collects Davidson's seminal contributions to the philosophy of language. Its key insight is that the concept of truth can shed light on various issues connected to meaning: Davidson, who ... More


On the Very Idea of a Conceptual Scheme

Donald Davidson

in Inquiries into Truth and Interpretation

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246298
eISBN:
9780191715181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246297.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Davidson attacks the intelligibility of conceptual relativism, i.e. of truth relative to a conceptual scheme. He defines the notion of a conceptual scheme as something ordering, organizing, and ... More


Conceptual relativism

Tim Button

in The Limits of Realism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199672172
eISBN:
9780191758393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672172.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Putnam’s commitment to semantic externalism is matched in duration by his commitment to conceptual relativity. The initial challenge is to make sense of what ‘conceptual relativity’ might even be. ... More


Sosa’s Existential Relativism

Eli Hirsch

in Quantifier Variance and Realism: Essays in Metaontology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199732111
eISBN:
9780190267506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199732111.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses Ernest Sosa's existential relativism. Existential relativism is a set of many alternative schemes in which one can consider that “something” is coming into existence. Sosa ... More


Objectivity Without Objects

Eli Hirsch

in Quantifier Variance and Realism: Essays in Metaontology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199732111
eISBN:
9780190267506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199732111.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses the common-sense ontology and conceptual relativism of Hilary Putnam in language, by pointing out that one can imagine and understand languages whose words do not refer to ... More


Language, Mind, and World

Kathrin Glüer

in Donald Davidson: A Short Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195382976
eISBN:
9780190267469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195382976.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter explores some of the metaphysical and epistemological concerns Donald Davidson answers through his core ideas of philosophy concerning mind and world. It describes Davidson’s attack on ... More


Quantifier Variance and Realism

Eli Hirsch

in Quantifier Variance and Realism: Essays in Metaontology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199732111
eISBN:
9780190267506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199732111.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses Hilary Putnam's conviction that existence is independent of language and thought, by explaining the seemingly paradoxical relationship between realism and quantifier ... More


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