What is truth? It is a very interesting and difficult philosophical question. Many philosophers try to give their definitions of the concept, and even some people suggest that there is not much to it. According to Davidson the concept of truth cannot be defined but is very important. He refuses to accept any theory that attempts to either deflate it or reduce it. Because, he says, if we don’t have this concept, we will have no concept at all. And Davidson suggests that one can’t have any belief without having a grasp of the concept of objective truth, that is, understanding that our beliefs may be false. But if we, like realist, appeal to the correspondence between truth bearers and mind-independent truth makers to interpret Davidson’s concept of objective truth, we will discover that our grasp of objective truth can’t be necessary for our thought. So, we must look for alternative interpretation of the objectivity of truth. In this study, I will discuss why Davidson claims that truth is a primitive concept and how he attacks those theories that try to define it. About his concept of objective truth my understanding is that if we want to know what Davidson means, we must answer two questions: why we need the concept of objectivity and how we can grasp it. Finally, I will also try to interpret Davidson’s theory regarding the relation between truth and objectivity as possible as I can.
Key words: Donald Davidson, the concept of truth, the concept of objectivity