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Davidson's Externalisms

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Borgoni, Cristina ; Souza, Herivelto:
Davidson's Externalisms.
In: Universitas Philosophica. Vol. 26 (2009) Issue 53 . - pp. 65-87.
ISSN 0120-5323

Abstract in another language

Donald Davidson has deeply contributed to what is nowadays called Externalism. However, the exact formulation of his externalism is not obvious since his externalist commitments are spread along many of his papers. The aim of this work is to explore the details of his externalism. We will point out that Davidson clearly defends that the mind is not self-contained.
Nonetheless, this idea acquires at least two different senses under his view: on the one hand, mental states and contents must be individuated in part by factors external to one’s skin because the former were caused by the latter; and on the other hand, mental states and contents must be individuated in part by external factors because the mind is constituted by knowledge.
We will point out that the apparently harmonious relation between those two levels of explanation turn out to be conflictive at a certain point within the very Davidsonian program.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Department of Philosophy
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Department of Philosophy > Professur Philosophie (Erkenntnistheorie) > Professur Philosophie (Erkenntnistheorie) - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Cristina Borgoni
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Department of Philosophy > Professur Philosophie (Erkenntnistheorie)
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 100 Philosophy and psychology
100 Philosophy and psychology > 100 Philosophy
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2018 09:03
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2018 07:25
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/43133