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Metaphor and Davidsonian Theories of Meaning

  • Frank B. Farrell (a1)


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1 Davidson, DonaldWhat Metaphors Mean,’ in Davidson, Inquiries into Truth and Interpretation (Oxford: Clarendon Press 1984) 245–64

2 My principal sources for the discussion of Davidson are: Davidson, DonaldIn Defense of Convention T,’ in Leblanc, H. ed., Truth, Syntax, and Modality (Dordrecht: D. Reidel 1973) 76–85; Davidson, Radical Interpretation,’ Dialectica 27 (1973) 313–28; Davidson, Belief and the Basis of Meaning,’ Synthese 27 (1974) 309–23.

3 The differences between starting with an account of sentence meaning and, on the other hand, starting with an account of subsentential reference, and the reasons for choosing the former approach, are presented in Davidson, Reality Without Reference,’ in Davidson, Inquiries into Truth and Interpretation, 215–26.

4 Davidson, ‘Radical Interpretation,’ 318-19

5 Davidson, ‘Radical Interpretation,’ 323

6 Davidson, ‘What Metaphors Mean,’ 245. All page references in the text are to this article.

7 Some of these metaphors are from Lakoff, George and Johnson, MarkMetaphors We Live By (Chicago: University of Chicago Press 1980).

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