La conoscenza come interazione: l'approccio di Donald Davidson

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Knowledge as interaction: Donald Davidson's approach

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Abstract

As far as epistemolgy is concerned, it is possible to avoid both reductionism and holism, assuming a systemic point of view. Donald Davidson’s work offers interesting arguments to propose a systemic epistemology, even though the american philosopher uses, such as Quine, the term “holism”. Davidson holds that objective knowledge is the outcome of a relation between at least two subjects, who refer to the objects of the world. So knowledge is a complex system formed not only by the relation between an observer and an object, but also by the relation among observers, to create a triangulation, essential to thought. According to this thesis, we can argue that knowledge occurs only when single items are organized in a network relating subjects both among themselves and to the world.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Knowledge as interaction: Donald Davidson's approach
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)605-618
Number of pages14
JournalRIVISTA DI FILOSOFIA NEOSCOLASTICA
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Davidson
  • knowledge
  • rationality

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