Davidson, Donald, 1917-2003

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Birth 1917-03-06
Death 2003-08-31
Americans
English

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Donald Herbert Davidson, born in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 6, 1917, held the position of Willis S. and Marion Slusser Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley from 1981-2003. Working primarily in the fields of ethics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of language, he is widely regarded as one of the most profound and influential American philosophers of his generation. A prolific writer and lecturer, Davidson published over 35 articles and essay compilations in his lifetime. He also contributed to the profession through his editorial stewardship of at least 12 premier academic journals. Donald Davidson died unexpectedly from cardiac arrest following knee surgery on August 31, 2003 in Berkeley, California, at the age of 86.

From the description of Donald Davidson papers, 1935-2003. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 608057430

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Subjects:

  • Metaphor
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Truth--Coherence theory
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy, American--21st century
  • Self-deception
  • Truth--Philosophy
  • Definition (Philosophy)
  • Cultures, Ideas, and Values
  • Pragmatism
  • Philosophy, American--20th century
  • Agent (Philosophy)
  • Stanford University--Faculty
  • Truth--Correspondence theory
  • Meaning (Philosophy)
  • Values

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