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date: 24 March 2018

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This article distinguishes two strands of polemic against metaphysics in Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature. It then marshals specific points for the sake of which Rorty relies on Davidson, in Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature and in later essays. Considering these points in terms of Rorty's meta-philosophical agenda, however, it would seem that a more ambivalent attitude to Davidson would be warranted than Rorty has ever displayed. It would anyway appear that there are patent difficulties befalling one who attempts to draw in Davidson as an ally in a struggle against metaphysics.

Keywords: metaphysics, Davidson, polemics, Rorty, Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature, American philosophy

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