Donald Davidson

I met DD very briefly at the LSE in the early 90s. Putnam had recently filled the Peacock Theatre and I expected that since DD was to be there that he would fill the auditorium easily. Oddly enough, the event was held in a small seminar room in the warren that LSE is and was severely oversubscribed. Knowing that one the great names was to be there WTF were they thinking? Jennifer Hornsby did a good job of trying to bring some decorum to the ridiculously crammed room. One of the things that stuck in my mind was that someone asked DD about what some commentator had said and he replied something along the lines that he can’t keep track of what others have attributed to him.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

An Interview

The Guardian Obit

Ernie Lepore In the NYT