Davidson, Donald, 1917-2003

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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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creatorOf Davidson, Donald, 1917-2003. Donald Davidson papers, 1935-2003. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Davidson, Donald, J.C.C. McKinsey, and Patrick Suppes, "Outlines of a Formal Theory of Value, I", 1954 Feb 10 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Quine, W. V. (Willard Van Orman). W. V. Quine papers, ca. 1908-2000. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Collins, Seward, 1899-1952. Seward Collins papers, 1918-1952 (inclusive) 1927-1937 (bulk). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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correspondedWith Burge, Tyler person
correspondedWith Cavell, Marcia, 1931- person
associatedWith Collins, Seward, 1899-1952. person
correspondedWith Dennett, Daniel Clement person
correspondedWith Dummett, Michael, 1925-2011 person
correspondedWith Føllesdal, Dagfinn person
associatedWith McKinsey, J. C. C., (John Charles Chenoweth), 1908- person
associatedWith McMillan, Evelyn. person
associatedWith Online Archive of California. corporateBody
correspondedWith Quine, W. V. (Willard Van Orman) person
correspondedWith Rorty, Richard person
associatedWith Stanford University. Dept. of Philosophy. corporateBody
associatedWith Stanford Value Theory Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Suppes, Patrick, 1922- person
associatedWith University of California, Berkeley. Dept. of Philosophy. corporateBody
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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
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Stanford University--Faculty
Truth--Correspondence theory
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Values
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Birth 1917-03-06

Death 2003-08-31

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