Davidson on Metaphor


I compare two of Davidson’s main discussions of metaphor. I argue, first, that despite some puzzling inconsistencies, the overall thrust of “What Metaphors Mean” is a radical form of non-cogitivism, on which speakers of metaphors merely cause their hearers to perceive certain features in the world, but do not claim or implicate that things are any… (More)


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@inproceedings{Armstrong2012DavidsonOM, title={Davidson on Metaphor}, author={Josh Armstrong and Endre Begby and Louise Daoust and Carlos Santana}, year={2012} }