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Dummett I 185
Descartes/Dummett: Descartes does not speak about grasping of the meaning, but about the recognition and acknowledgment of the truth. He does not ask what statements mean, but conceives their content as something unproblematic. He asks what we may rightly claim to recognize.

This is by no means the approach of Evans and Co. They ask: what does it mean to grasp these concepts?

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