Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Radical interpretation, philosophy: is an expression for a family of thought experiments, which has the object of the translation of a completely foreign language into the language of the interpreter, which the interpreter does not understand at all. See also translation, indeterminacy, Gavagai.

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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Richard Rorty
Horwich I 449
RI/Davidson/Rorty: only way to set up oneself outside of the language game. - Question: how does the external observer use the word true? - Problem. despite Quine’s task of distinguishing between synthetic/analytical the distinction between physical objects and stimuli is useless - problem: one needs to know something about the beliefs of the natives before knowing anything about their meanings - Rorty: with that he is set to coherence.
Horwich I 454
RI/conceptual scheme/Davidson/Rorty: examining ourselves with RI makes correspondence relation, intended beliefs, etc. unnecessary.
Rorty VI 33
RI/proposition/Davidson/Rorty: after a while: step from non-propositions (one does not know the speaker’s meaning, but registers agreement and disagreement) to propositions.
VI 38
Justification/PdN/belief/behavior/truth/Davidson/Rorty: the need to justify our beliefs to ourselves produces a pattern of behavior - we have to perceive this in others in order to attribute beliefs to them - truth is not necessary as an additional standard for this.

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.

Ro I
R. Rorty
Der Spiegel der Natur Frankfurt 1997

R. Rorty
Philosophie & die Zukunft Frankfurt 2000

R. Rorty
Kontingenz, Ironie und Solidarität Frankfurt 1992

R. Rorty
Eine Kultur ohne Zentrum Stuttgart 1993

Ro V
R. Rorty
Solidarität oder Objektivität? Stuttgart 1998

R. Rorty
Wahrheit und Fortschritt Frankfurt 2000

Hor I
P. Horwich (Ed.)
Theories of Truth Aldershot 1994

R. Rorty
Wahrheit und Fortschritt Frankfurt 2000

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-09-25