Donald Davidson: A Short Introduction

3.67 avg rating
( 3 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780195382969: Donald Davidson: A Short Introduction
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

In this book, Kathrin Gluer carefully outlines Donald Davidson's principal claims and arguments, and discusses them in some detail, providing a concise, systematic introduction to all the main elements of Davidson's philosophy.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Superb. Glüer provides a thorough yet accessible survey and summary of Davidson's thought...This is truly an excellent introduction to a difficult philosopher. Highly recommended. (CHOICE)

This is an excellent guide to Donald Davidson's important contributions to many aspects of philosophy, including the theory of action, linguistic meaning, the relation between mind and body, rationality, empiricism, etc. It is chock full of interesting points. (Gil Harman, Review of Metaphysics)

I highly recommend it to anyone who wants a sure-footed guide to Davidsonâs overall vision, to the intricacies of its execution and its structure, to its insights, and to the tensions and problems to which it gives rise. (Dialectica)

About the Author:


Kathrin Glüer is Professor of Philosophy, University of Stockholm

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780195382976: Donald Davidson: A Short Introduction

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0195382978 ISBN 13:  9780195382976
Publisher: OUP USA, 2011
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Kathrin Gler
Published by Oxford University Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 019538296X ISBN 13: 9780195382969
New Soft cover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ashworth Books
(Sidney, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2011. Soft cover. Condition: New. 1st Edition. Seller Inventory # 18OCT1820

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
16.86
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.89
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Kathrin Gluer
Published by Oxford University Press Inc, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 019538296X ISBN 13: 9780195382969
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. 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, inprinciple, 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 theirreducibility 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 semantics, the theories of truth, explanation, and action, to metaphysics and epistemology. His writings almost entirely consist of short, elegant, and often witty papers. These dense and thematically tightly interwoven essays present a profound challenge to the reader.This book provides a concise, systematic introduction to all the main elements of Davidson's philosophy. It places the theory of meaning and content at the very center of his thought. By using interpretation, and the interpreter, as key ideas it clearly brings out the underlying structure and unified nature of Davidson's work. Kathrin Gluer carefully outlines his principal claims and arguments, and discusses them in some detail. The book thus makes Davidson's thought accessible in itsgenuine depth, and acquaints the reader with the main lines of discussion surrounding it. Seller Inventory # AAV9780195382969

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
23.37
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Kathrin Gluer
Published by Oxford University Press Inc, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 019538296X ISBN 13: 9780195382969
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. 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, inprinciple, 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 theirreducibility 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 semantics, the theories of truth, explanation, and action, to metaphysics and epistemology. His writings almost entirely consist of short, elegant, and often witty papers. These dense and thematically tightly interwoven essays present a profound challenge to the reader.This book provides a concise, systematic introduction to all the main elements of Davidson's philosophy. It places the theory of meaning and content at the very center of his thought. By using interpretation, and the interpreter, as key ideas it clearly brings out the underlying structure and unified nature of Davidson's work. Kathrin Gluer carefully outlines his principal claims and arguments, and discusses them in some detail. The book thus makes Davidson's thought accessible in itsgenuine depth, and acquaints the reader with the main lines of discussion surrounding it. Seller Inventory # AAV9780195382969

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
24.10
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Gluer, Kathrin
ISBN 10: 019538296X ISBN 13: 9780195382969
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 12671108-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
25.56
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.18
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Gl?er, Kathrin
Published by OUP USA (2011)
ISBN 10: 019538296X ISBN 13: 9780195382969
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description OUP USA, 2011. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UKs. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # LQ-9780195382969

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
27.87
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Gluer, Kathrin
Published by Oxford University Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 019538296X ISBN 13: 9780195382969
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2017; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780195382969_lsuk

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
25.17
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.87
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Gl?er, Kathrin
Published by OUP USA (2011)
ISBN 10: 019538296X ISBN 13: 9780195382969
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)

Book Description OUP USA, 2011. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # LQ-9780195382969

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
26.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Kathrin Gluer
Published by Oxford University Press Inc, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 019538296X ISBN 13: 9780195382969
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. 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, inprinciple, 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 theirreducibility 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 semantics, the theories of truth, explanation, and action, to metaphysics and epistemology. His writings almost entirely consist of short, elegant, and often witty papers. These dense and thematically tightly interwoven essays present a profound challenge to the reader.This book provides a concise, systematic introduction to all the main elements of Davidson's philosophy. It places the theory of meaning and content at the very center of his thought. By using interpretation, and the interpreter, as key ideas it clearly brings out the underlying structure and unified nature of Davidson's work. Kathrin Gluer carefully outlines his principal claims and arguments, and discusses them in some detail. The book thus makes Davidson's thought accessible in itsgenuine depth, and acquaints the reader with the main lines of discussion surrounding it. Seller Inventory # BTE9780195382969

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
32.45
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Gluer, Kathrin
Published by Oxford University Press, USA 12/5/2011 (2011)
ISBN 10: 019538296X ISBN 13: 9780195382969
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)

Book Description Oxford University Press, USA 12/5/2011, 2011. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Donald Davidson: A Short Introduction. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780195382969

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
35.13
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Kathrin Gler
Published by Oxford University Press, USA (2011)
ISBN 10: 019538296X ISBN 13: 9780195382969
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX019538296X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
35.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book