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The Essential Davidson by Donald Davidson
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Apr 07, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: philosophy, mind, metaphysics
Read in April, 2008

The Essential Davidson is a collection of essays by philosopher of language/mind Donald Davidson, encompassing the most significant work of his career.

I gave this book a weak four stars because there were several essays that I did really like, but there were other essays that I got little out of.

The chapters I got a lot out of are:

Chapter 3: How is Weakness of the Will Possible?
Chapter 5: Mental Events
Chapter 7: Paradoxes of Rationality
Chapter 12: What Metaphors Mean
Chapter 13: A Coherence Theory of Truth and Knowledge
Chapter 14: First Person Authority
Chapter 15: A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs

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