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Principle of Charity: demand by Neil L. Wilson (Wilson, “Substances without Substrata, The Review of Metaphysics”, 12 (4), 521-539), in the interpretation of expressions by other people to assume rationality, i.e. conclusive, coherent and true conduct in these people. The principle was taken up and further developed by D. Davidson (Davidson, “On the Very Idea of a Conceptual Scheme, Inquiries into Truth and Interpretation”, Oxford 1974).

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K. Glüer, Davidson zur Einführung, 1993
Glüer II 63f
Principle of charity / Wilson / Quine: the identification of the logical constants: it must be translated so that the logical laws are not violated.
Glüer II 72f
Principle of charity / e.g. champagne: (here: Martini) if a true statement is assumed, the principle is questionable.

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D. Davidson
Der Mythos des Subjektiven Stuttgart 1993

D. Davidson
Handlung und Ereignis Frankfurt 1990

D. Davidson
Wahrheit und Interpretation Frankfurt 1990

K. Glüer
D. Davidson Zur Einführung Hamburg 1993

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