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By Ernest Lepore, Kirk Ludwig

A better half to Donald Davidson offers newly commissioned essays by means of top figures inside of modern philosophy. Taken jointly, they supply a entire evaluation of Davidson’s paintings throughout its complete diversity, and an evaluate of his many contributions to philosophy.

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  • Provides an in-depth exposition and research of Davidson's paintings around the variety of components to which he contributed, together with philosophy of motion, epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mind
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2000). Practical Reality. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Davidson, D. (1985). Replies to essays I-IX. In Essays on Davidson. Actions and Events, B. B. Hintikka (eds). Oxford: Oxford UP. ———. (1993). Reply to Ralf Stoecker. In Reflecting Davidson, R. ). Berlin; New York: De Gruyter. ———. (1999). Reply to Jennifer Hornsby. E. ). Chicago; LaSalle, IL: Open Court. Dretske, F. (1989). Reasons and causes. Philosophical Perspectives 3:1–15. Follesdal, D. (1985). Causation and explanation: a problem in Davidson’s view on action and mind.

Will, Freedom and Power. Oxford: Blackwell. Lanz, P. (1993). The explanatory force of action explanations. In Reflecting Davidson, R. ). Berlin: W. de Gruyter. Mayr, E. (2011). Understanding Human Agency. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press. I. (1961). Free Action. London; New York: Routledge and Kegan Paul. R. (2000). Goal-directed action: teleological explanations, causal theories, and deviance. Noûs 34:279–300. Sehon, S. (2010). Teleological explanation. In A Companion to the Philosophy of Action, T.

Mele 2000: 279); (ii) a refutation of attempts that were supposed to show that rationalizing explanations cannot be causal; and (iii) a positive account of the causal character of rationalizing explanations. 3. , ITI 159). What is missing in the Wittgensteinian proposals, however, is an account of how one could explain the occurrence of an action by merely showing that it fits into a certain pattern (EAE 10). According to Davidson, this is why the explanations should be regarded as causal. We know that causal explanations provide a possible way of explaining occurrences; it is therefore a good first guess to assume that action explanations are causal, too.

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