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Donald Davidson’s Triangulation Argument A Philosophical Inquiry By Robert H. Myers, Claudine Verheggen

Donald Davidson’s Triangulation Argument
A Philosophical Inquiry

By Robert H. Myers and Claudine Verheggen

According to many commentators, Davidson’s earlier work on philosophy of action and truth-theoretic semantics is the basis for his reputation, and his later forays into broader metaphysical and epistemological issues, and eventually into what became known as the triangulation argument, are much less successful. This book by two of his former students aims to change that perception. In Part One, Verheggen begins by providing an explanation and defense of the triangulation argument, then explores its implications for questions concerning semantic normativity and reductionism, the social character of language and thought, and skepticism about the external world. In Part Two, Myers considers what the argument can tell us about reasons for action, and whether it can overcome skeptical worries based on claims about the nature of motivation, the sources of normativity and the demands of morality. The book reveals Davidson’s later writings to be full of innovative and important ideas that deserve much more attention than they are currently receiving.

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M. A. Khalidi
2015

M. A. Khalidi, “Three Kinds of Social Kinds,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 90 (2015), 96-112.

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Michael Giudice
2015

Michael Giudice, Understanding the Nature of Law: A Case for Constructive Conceptual Explanation(London: Elgar, 2015).

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Muhammad Ali Khalidi
2015

Muhammad Ali Khalidi, Natural Categories and Human Kinds: Classification in the Natural and Social Sciences (Cambridge University Press, 2015).

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Jim Vernon
2015

Jim Vernon, Hegel and Badiou: Infinity, Dialectics, Subjectivity, co-edited with Antonio Calcagno (Lexington Books, 2015).

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Duff R. Waring
2015

Duff R. Waring, “Patient Responsibilities in a Psychiatric Healing Project,” in The Oxford Handbook of Psychiatric Ethics, Vol. 2, eds. ...

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Alice MacLachlan
2015

Alice MacLachlan, “‘Trust Me, I’m Sorry’: The Paradox of Public Apology.” The Monist 98:4 (Fall 2015) 441-56.

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Idil Boran
2015

Idil Boran: A Carbon Price Is Just The Beginning

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Kristin Andrews
2015

Kristin Andrews, The Animal Mind: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Animal Cognition (New York: Routledge, 2015).

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Jim Vernon
2014

Jim Vernon, “I Am We: Dialectics of Political Will in Huey P. Newton and the Black Panther Party”, Theory and ...

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J. Keeping
2014

J. Keeping, 2014. “The Time is out of Joint: A Hermeneutic Phenomenology of Grief.” Symposium 18:2, 233-255.

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Alice MacLachlan
2014

Alice MacLachlan, “Beyond the Ideal Political Apology,” The Uses and Abuses of Political Apology. Ed. M. Mihai and M. Thaler, ...

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Michael A. Gilbert
2014

Michael A. Gilbert, [2014]. "Gender Theory and Development." In Trans Bodies, Trans Selves, edited by Laura Erickson-Schroth. NY: Oxford University ...

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J. Keeping
2014

J. Keeping, 2014. “Yes, Susan, There is a Hogfather: Hogfather and the Existentialism of Søren Kierkegaard.” In Philosophy and Terry ...

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J. Keeping
2014

J. Keeping, 2014. “Joyful Rhythm: Emotion, Expression, and the Birth of Meaning in Merleau-Ponty.” Philosophy Today 58:2, 197-217.

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Michael A. Gilbert
2014

Michael A. Gilbert, [2014]. “Cross-Dressing.” Transgender Studies Quarterly. 75-79.

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Susan Dimock
2014

Susan Dimock, “Contractarian Criminal Law Theory and Mala Prohibita Offenses” in R.A. Duff, Lindsay Farmer, S.E. Marshall, M. Renzo and ...