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Clarifying the Project

Ernie Lepore and Kirk Ludwig

in Donald Davidson

Published in print March 2005 | ISBN: 9780199251346
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602634 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199251347.003.0012
 Clarifying the Project

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Begins part II of the book, which examines Davidson’s project of radical interpretation Discusses how to characterize the project, and certain difficulties that arise in Davidson’s initial statement of the goal of the radical interpreter. Restates the goal of the project in a way that avoids the difficulties, and distinguishes an ambitious and more modest philosophical program founded on radical interpretation, arguing that Davidson’s most interesting theses are to be seen as founded on the ambitious program.

Keywords: radical interpretation; the ambitious project; the goal of the interpreter; the modest project

Chapter.  11646 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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