|Interpretation: A) Making statements about other statements, whereby new vocabulary may be introduced. If no new vocabulary is introduced, new information can be obtained by changing the syntactic grouping.|
B) In logic, interpretation is the insertion of values (objects) instead of the constants or free variables.
_____________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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> Objet ambigu/artifact/interpretation/Game of Life/Conway/Dennett: Question: are the "Eater", "Glider", etc. designed objects or natural formations? The easiest Glider arises obviously from the rules, no one had to make it.
Fodor IV 137
Interpretation theory/Dennett/Fodor/Lepore: (Brentano: Thesis: the intentional cannot be traced back to the physical).
Dennett: i.e. Ontologically, there are no such things as belief, desires, intentional phenomena!
Interpretation: they are, however, indispensable as elements of interpretation (epistemic). (s). That is, that intentionality (or its attribution) is accessible only by interpretation (of behavior?). ("Interpretivism", "interpretativism").
Intentional attribution/Dennett: intentional attribution is always wrong. Because there is no intentionality which is ontological (merely as epistemically useful concepts), Vs intentional realism.
Principle of Charity/Fodor/Lepore: must be intrinsically holistic, which is also accepted by Dennett.
Interpretation theory:/Fodor/Lepore: according to Dennett, there are two schools:
1. Definition Projectivism/Dennett: one ascribes to the other the internal states that one would have oneself in the appropriate circumstances.
2. Definition Normativism/Dennett: one ascribes to the other internal states which he should have in the circumstances.
There are, of course, close relations between normativism and holism._____________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.
Darwins gefährliches Erbe Hamburg 1997
Spielarten des Geistes Gütersloh 1999
J. Fodor/E. Lepore
Holism Cambridge USA Oxford UK 1992