Donald Davidson papers 1935-2003, bulk 1955-2003
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Richard McKay Rorty (1931-2007) is commonly described as one of the most influential thinkers of his era. A philosopher with a remarkably broad intellectual range, his work included the development of a distinctive brand of pragmatism as well as significant contributions to literary criticism, political theory, and other scholarly fields. He was also a public intellectual, writing for such publications as The Nation and The Atlantic. Rorty was born on October 4, 1931, in New York City. The son o...
Biographical History 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 p...