Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Explanation: making a statement in relation to an event, a state, a change or an action that was described before by a deviating statement. The statement will often try to involve circumstances, history, logical premises, causes and causality. See also description, statements, theories, understanding, literal truth, best explanation, causality, cause, completeness.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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EMD II 108
Explanation/Dummett: E.g. "b satisfies (S or T) iff b satisfies S or b satisfies T, for example: "B satisfies (If it were the case that b satisfies S, then it would be the case that b satisfies T)": this does not explain the meaning of the logical constants. - Just as "London denotes London" does not explain the meaning of London.
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III 39
Intention/explanation/truth/Dummett: the intention to tell the truth is not sufficient to explain the concept of truth - neither the truth conditions for multiple languages.
III 152
Sense/understanding/Explanation/DummettVsKripke: The erroneous conclusion that the sense of what was said to explain a word can be identified with the sense of the word itself is caused by Kripke’s views - but the means of explanation do allow the meaning to come to light.

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.

Du I
M. Dummett
Ursprünge der analytischen Philosophie Frankfurt 1992

M. Dummett
Wahrheit Stuttgart 1982

G. Evans/J. McDowell
Truth and Meaning Oxford 1977

Ev I
G. Evans
The Varieties of Reference (Clarendon Paperbacks) Oxford 1989

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2018-05-26