By Ernest Lepore, Kirk Ludwig
A spouse to Donald Davidson offers newly commissioned essays through best figures inside modern philosophy. Taken jointly, they supply a entire assessment of Davidson’s paintings throughout its complete variety, and an evaluate of his many contributions to philosophy.
- Highlights the breadth of Davidson's paintings throughout philosophy
- Demonstrates the ongoing effect his paintings has at the philosophical community
- Includes newly commissioned contributions from major figures in modern philosophy
- Provides an in-depth exposition and research of Davidson's paintings around the diversity of parts to which he contributed, together with philosophy of motion, epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mind
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Still, action explanations are causal explanations because they are based on a highly sophisticated disposition of human language users that is characterized by an intertwined web of attitudes, each of which is measured at the truth conditions of the agent’s language, which in turn is grounded in the agent’s reactions to her immediate vicinity, that is, in a causal relationship that has shaped the agent. Actions are actualizations of this disposition of the agent. When actions are explained in this way, what we learn from the explanation is not what caused the action.
Responsive action and the belief-desire model. Grazer Philosophische Studien 61:83–106. Thompson, M. (2008). Life and Action: Elementary Structures of Practice and Practical Thought. Cambridge, MA; London: Harvard University Press. 31 2 Practical Reason AG N E S C A L L A R D If Abe wants just one thing and sees that the only way to get it is by φ-ing, it is reasonable to suppose that he will, unless prevented, φ. This supposition is reasonable because people are reasonable – we do not act in just any which way, but rather, we act in order to achieve what we want.
7. Singular Causal Statements and Causal Explanations There is one conspicuous feature that many of the objections against Davidson’s causalism share. They seem to go much too far because they apparently prove that the bulk 22 action explanation of common sense explanations (and perhaps also many explanations in science) are not causal, either. Davidson had already made this point in ARC and restated it again in later articles. First, with respect to the objection that reasons could not be causes because they are not events, Davidson points out that the same is true of many ordinary causal explanations: “the bridge collapsed because of a structural defect; the plane crashed on takeoff because the air temperature was abnormally high; the plate broke because it had a crack” (EAE 12).
A Companion to Donald Davidson by Ernest Lepore, Kirk Ludwig