Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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It may well be that our thinking has recourse to language, and that he who makes an assumption, accepted a corresponding sentence in the language. But it does not follow that making an assumption should be analyzed as the acceptance of sentences.
It is at least possible that man - like certain animals - believes some things without reason to accept certain propositions.
Circular: there is no one here, if it is at least possible to determine assumptions without recourse to certain phrases.


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

LW I
D. Lewis
Die Identität von Körper und Geist Frankfurt 1989

LW II
D. Lewis
Konventionen Berlin 1975

LW IV
D. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd I New York Oxford 1983

LW V
D. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd II New York Oxford 1986

LwCl I
Cl. I. Lewis
Mind and the World Order: Outline of a Theory of Knowledge (Dover Books on Western Philosophy) 1991


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-08-21