TRUTH AND MEANING IN HISTORICAL INTERPRETATION: A DAVIDSONIAN APPROACH
History and Theory | WILEY | Published : 2019
Awarded by Australian Research Council
Research for this essay was supported by the Australian Research Council (DE140101770). Audiences at the University of Sydney, the Australian National University, the University of California at Berkeley, and the University of Queensland responded to this material as it developed over several years. Frank Jackson offered an early word of encouragement, all the more valuable for being unsolicited. Joel Isaac and Daniel Stoljar were generous interlocutors as I was forming my initial impressions. I owe Nick Fleisher for frequent exchanges about semantics and the pigeon example. History and Theory's readers provided guidance on how to render the essay's main claims clearer. Amia Srinivasan kindly read the essay in its penultimate form and her incisive commentary saved me from many errors, even if her suggestions for improvement remain imperfectly realized in the published version. To all these colleagues, and to those I've neglected to name, I am immensely grateful.