Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Perler/Wild I 130
Animal/Thinking/Beliefs/Davidson: not without language, because it must be possible to think of the same thing and to discover error, belief about belief - different living beings need to share the same concept of truth. - (Baseline of triangulation).
Perler/Wild I 136
Thinking/Language/Animal/Davidson: the lack of language makes thought impossible in animals - SearleVsDavidson: we know that human children have consciousness long before they have language.
Perler/Wild I 139
Animal/Propositional Attitudes/Thinking/Davidson: E.g. the dog believes his master is at home, but not that the bank manager is at home, even though they are the same person - Searle: according to this argument, there is no intentional state without a certain fact that coresponded its propositional content - SearleVsDavidson: we do not need language to recognize an incorrect belief.

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. Davidson
Der Mythos des Subjektiven Stuttgart 1993

D. Davidson
Handlung und Ereignis Frankfurt 1990

D. Davidson
Wahrheit und Interpretation Frankfurt 1990

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-24