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Davidson, Donald
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(Mar 6, 1917, Springfield, MA – Aug 30, 2003, Berkeley, CA), American philosopher. After studies at Harvard in the 1930s and 1940s under both A.N. Whitehead and later W. v. O. Quine (service with the US Navy 1942–1945), Davidson held positions at Queen's College (NY), Stanford, Princeton, Rockefeller, Chicago and finally Berkeley. He was a key figure in 20th-century analytic philosophy from the 1960s onwards. Davidson is best known for his work in philosophy of mind and action, philosophy of language, and epistemology. In philosophy of mind, he espoused a view,…

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Malpas, Jeff, “Davidson, Donald”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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