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Donald Davidson

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(1893–1968), Tennessee author, professor at Vanderbilt University, is one of the exponents of regionalism who founded The Fugitive and contributed to the group's symposia. His ...

Davidson, Donald

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The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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..., Donald ( Donald Herbert Davidson ) ( 1917–2003 ), American philosopher , born in Springfield, Massachusetts, educated at Harvard University. He has held professorships at Princeton, Rockefeller University, New York, the University of Chicago, and the University of California, Berkeley. He has also been a visiting professor at various universities throughout the world. Since the late 1960s he has exerted wide influence in analytical philosophy, particularly in respect of his concept of ‘anomalous monism’; its application permits recognition of the...

Davidson, Donald

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Martin Seymour-Smith

The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry (2 ed.)

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..., Donald ( Grady ) ( 1893–1968 ) Born in Tennessee and taught at Vanderbilt University from 1920. He was one of the founders and editors of the Fugitive magazine, and one of the foremost Southern * Agrarians , contributing to the manifesto I'll Take My Stand . He was also the close friend and confidant of such poets as Allen * Tate and John Crowe * Ransom . He wrote the libretto to the opera Singin' Billy (produced 1952 ), to music by Charles Faulkner Bryan. As a poet in his own right, Davidson has not been reckoned one of the outstanding...

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The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature (2 ed.)

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..., Donald ( Grady ) ( 1893–1968 ), Tennessee author , professor at Vanderbilt University , is one of the exponents of regionalism who founded The Fugitive and contributed to the group’s symposia. His own books include The Tall Men (1927), a blank-verse poem; The Attack on Leviathan (1938), essays opposing centralization of political and economic power in the North; Lee in the Mountains (1938), short narrative poems on Southern heroes; The Tennessee (2 vols., 1946–8), a history of the river and valley; Still Rebels, Still Yankees (1957),...

Davidson, Donald

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Tim Crane

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
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..., Donald ( 1917–2003 ). American philosopher who developed a widely admired and influential theory of mind and language. Davidson's deepest influence was Quine , with whom he shared a commitment to the fundamental importance of standard logic to metaphysics, and a consequent suspicion of ‘intensional’ entities like meanings, propositions, and properties or attributes. ( Extensionality ; intension and extension.) Quine thinks that the language of first-order logic is adequate to ‘limn the true and ultimate structure of reality’. Given this...

Davidson, Donald Herbert

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A Dictionary of Philosophy (3 ed.)

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..., Donald Herbert ( 1917–2003 ) American philosopher . Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, and educated at Harvard, Davidson held posts at a number of universities before becoming professor at Berkeley in 1981 . His writings were a major influence on philosophy of mind and language in the latter half of the 20th century. Davidson introduced the position known as anomalous monism in the philosophy of mind, instigating a vigorous debate over the relation between mental and physical descriptions of persons, and the possibility of genuine explanation...

Davidson, Donald Herbert

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The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers

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...Kirk , ed. Donald Davidson (Cambridge, UK, 2003). Malpas, Jeff . Donald Davidson and the Mirror of Meaning: Holism, Truth, Interpretation (Cambridge, UK, 1992). Preyer, G., F. Siebelt, and A. Ulfig, eds. Language, Mind, and Epistemology: On Donald Davidson’s Philosophy (Dordrecht, 1994). Ramberg, Bjørn . Donald Davidson’s Philosophy of Language: An Introduction (Oxford, 1989). Stoecker, Ralf , ed. Reflecting Davidson: Donald Davidson Responding to an International Forum of Philosophers (Berlin, 1993). Stüber, Karsten . Donald Davidsons Theorie...

Davidson, Donald [Grady]

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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2004
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..., Donald [Grady] ( 1893–1968 ). Tennessee Author, professor at Vanderbilt University was one of the exponents of regionalism who founded The Fugitive and contributed to the group's symposia. His own books include The Tall Men ( 1927 ), a blank-verse poem; The Attack on Leviathan ( 1938 ), essays opposing centralization of political and economic power in the North; Lee in the Mountains ( 1938 ), short narrative poems on Southern heroes; The Tennessee (2 vols., 1946–48 ), a history of the river and valley; Still Rebels, Still Yankees ( 1957...

Donald Davidson

Donald Davidson  

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(1917–2003).American philosopher who developed a widely admired and influential theory of mind and language. Davidson's deepest influence was Quine, with whom he shared a commitment to the ...
Donald Davidson

Donald Davidson  

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(1893–1968),Tennessee author, professor at Vanderbilt University, is one of the exponents of regionalism who founded The Fugitive and contributed to the group's symposia. His own books include The ...
Arabic and Muslim Family Names

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David Justice

Dictionary of American Family Names (2 ed.)

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2022
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...procedure was initially used in English and Gaelic, using for linkage the words son or mac : John, David’s son; or Robert mac Donald. So far we have not seen a “family name” in the modern sense: an inheritable monicker, uniform down the generations (until changed by, say, marriage). English and Scottish proceeded relatively quickly to consolidate these—some of them being in origin patronymics (thus davidson / davidson and macdonald/Mcdonald ) and others from a variety of sources. The result standardly consisted of two structural parts: the...

48 The History of the Book in America

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Scott E. Casper and Joan Shelley Rubin

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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... (1968) J. D. Cornelius , ‘ When I Can Read My Title Clear ’ (1991) L. A. Coser et al ., Books: The Culture and Commerce of Publishing (1982) P. Dain , ‘The Great Libraries’, in HBA 4 J. P. Danky and W. A. Wiegand , eds., Print Culture in a Diverse America (1998) C. N. Davidson , ed., Reading in America (1989) K. C. Davis , Two-Bit Culture (1984) DLB 46, 49 J. Eddy , Bookwomen (2006) J. Epstein , Book Business (2001) S. Fink and S. S. Williams , eds., Reciprocal Influences (1999) J. Gilreath , ‘ American Book Distribution ’, PAAS 95...

Kinkeldey, Otto

Kinkeldey, Otto (27 Nov 1878)   Reference library

Donald Jay Grout and Mary Wallace Davidson

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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2013
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Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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..., “Otto Kinkeldey (1878–1966),” American Music Librarianship: a Biographical and Historical Survey (Westport, CT, 1990), 9–20 Papers, 1902–1966. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library Papers, 1908–1962. Research Division, NYp Donald Jay Grout / Mary Wallace ...

anomalous monism

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Donald Davidson

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
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86 words

...ontological monism with conceptual dualism . It holds that mental concepts, though supervenient on physical concepts, cannot be fully analysed or defined in physical terms, and claims that there are no strict psychophysical laws . Prof. Donald Davidson See also supervenience ; identity theory of mind . D. Davidson , ‘Mental Events’, in Essays on Actions and Events (Oxford,...

externalism

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Donald Davidson

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
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...externalism there are views that make the perception of objects or events, or other causal relations to them, conditions for thinking and talking about such things. Kripke's theory of the reference of proper names is an example; so are Burge's and Davidson's versions of perceptual externalism. Prof. Donald Davidson P. Ludlow and N. Martin (eds.), Externalism and Self-Knowledge (Stanford, Calif., 1998). H. Putnam , ‘The Meaning of “Meaning”’, in Philosophical Papers , ii: Mind, Language, and Reality (Cambridge,...

deflationary theories of truth

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Donald Davidson

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
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...of sentences of certain formalized languages. They consider that this shows that the concept of truth is not metaphysically deep, and so does not require appeal to such notions as correspondence to reality, coherence, or success of one sort or another in coping. Prof. Donald Davidson P. F. Strawson , ‘ Truth ’, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society , supp. vol....

anomalous monism

anomalous monism  

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A doctrine in the philosophy of mind associated with Davidson. In his influential paper ‘Mental Events’ (1970), Davidson asked how the following three propositions could be made consistent: (i) ...
deflationary theories of truth

deflationary theories of truth  

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Theories of truth that aim at showing that truth is not a ‘robust’ or metaphysically heavyweight property. The general idea is that there may be nothing to say about truth in general. But if you ...
principle of charity

principle of charity  

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Principle especially highlighted by Davidson as governing the interpretation of others. In various versions it constrains the interpreter to maximize the truth or rationality in the subject's ...
Madison Jones

Madison Jones  

(1925– ),American novelist, born in Nashville, Tennessee, educated at Vanderbilt University and the University of Florida. Jones was influenced by the ideology of regionalism of the Agrarians, ...
thinking causes

thinking causes  

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Are causally efficacious propositional attitudes. Conflict arises over what is required for thinking causes to be causally efficacious. For instance, Donald Davidson only requires that the event be ...

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