|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.
Interpretive meaning theory/interpreted/Davidson: 1. You must know what is determined and relativized to expressions by an extensional finite Tarskian truth theory - 2. conscience empirical conditions are satisfied (usually principle of charity) - 3. We would know that 1. and 2. exist - only counterfactual conditional: "what would be the case ..." - otherwise not realistic for any actual speaker - problem: no Tarskian theory for natural languages - strange feature/Schiffer: that there then has to be a content-determining property, which is not known by any speaker - solution: it is in the non-propositional or subdoxastic knowledge - it is in any case "represented internally" - Schiffer: this is not a mistake of Davidson._____________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. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Remnants of Meaning Cambridge 1987