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Davidson, Donald

(1917–  ) philosopher; born in Springfield, Mass. After earning a doctorate from Harvard (1949), he taught at Queens College (1947–50), Stanford (1950–67), Princeton (1967–69), Rockefeller University (1970–76), and the University of Chicago (from 1976), before joining the University of California: Berkeley in 1981. In Inquiries Into Truth and Interpretation (1983) and other influential works, he analyzed the semantic structures of ordinary languages and made contributions to philosophy of mind.
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In the final chapters of his book, Kekes disagrees with the epistemological theory of practical reason of Donald Davidson because a rational consideration of all relevant factors can eliminate some unreasonable decisions, but it cannot yield an overriding decision.
An "impassioned idealist" and a relentless advocate of traditional southern values, Donald Davidson chose a life of insubordination.
Donald Davidson, Subjective, Intersubjective, Objective (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001), p.
Austin, Willard Van Orman Quine, Noam Chomsky, Paul Grice, Donald Davidson, Michael Dummett, Saul Kripke, and Jacques Derrida.
Following three years of its legendary domination of the Can-Am series, it was of little surprise when Team McLaren's 1970 debut at Indianapolis began with the track opening for practice on May 1 and all three team cars promptly going out, nose-to-tail in a stunning show of readiness," said Donald Davidson, Indianapolis Motor Speedway historian.
His interlocutors are a diverse bunch, ranging from American philosophers typically associated with pragmatism and analytic philosophy--including Donald Davidson, Wilard Quine and Ludwig Wittgenstein, but notably not Richard Rorty--to psychoanalysts to modernist writers, particularly Virginia Wolff.
Before they took up the mantle of Agrarianism, John Crowe Ransom, Donald Davidson, and Allen Tate were Fugitive poets who scorned both the romanticism of the Lost Cause and the pragmatism of the New South creed.
The track was paved with conventional asphalt beginning in the late 1930s, but according to IMS historian Donald Davidson, most of the original bricks remain under the paving.
A Rhodes Scholar from Kentucky, who had attended Vanderbilt, he was associated with the Fugitive Group of poets in Nashville--Tate, John Crowe Ransom, Donald Davidson, Merrill Moore--and had encouraged .
In 1990, Itzoe was honored with the first Donald Davidson Memorial Award, given to the top traveling secretary in the major leagues.
He sent his stuff, at various stages, to a regular team of readers whose commentary he relied on: Brainard Cheney, Donald Davidson, Robert Lowell, Andrew Lytle, William Van O'Connor, John Crowe Ransom, Max Shulman, and poet/ critic Allen Tate, the most severe of them all.
He was backed by 22 hand-picked volunteers, including Scots Naval Reservist Donald Davidson, Able Seaman "Poppa" Falls and Sub-Lieutenant Gregor Riggs.