Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Limits, philosophy: here we are concerned with the classification of knowledge domains or the identification of possibilities for thought. We need to determine what belongs to a domain and what does not. Problems arise wherever something is to be described beyond an area by the means of this area itself ('impracticability', 'unthinkability','inconceivability'), as well as where an area is solely covered by means originating from this area itself ( Circularity).

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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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I 86
Radical Interpretation/RI/Holism/Davidson: E.g. "There’s a whale" is not independently interpretable from "There is amammal" - also there is nowhere a boundary where one puts an end - therefore there is no distinction simple/Composed (complex).
I 87
Therefore, the RI can not go step by step - Dummett: a class of sentences should contain the word in question - DavdisonVsDummett: This class expands automatically to the entire language - DavidsonVsDummett: we need to identify a corpus of sentences about situations.


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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.

D I
D. Davidson
Der Mythos des Subjektiven Stuttgart 1993

D III
D. Davidson
Handlung und Ereignis Frankfurt 1990

D IV
D. Davidson
Wahrheit und Interpretation Frankfurt 1990


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-28