Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Verificationism/Dummett: Contradictory term to McDowell's sense which is based on truth: the doctrine that mastery of language is acquired only through the acquisition of linguistic behavior. - Problem: Bivalence - if we accept it, then no behavior in undecidable sentences is possible - this is typical for the realism. - Solution/Dummett: justifiable assertion.
Verificationism/McDowell: Problem: The meaning of the concepts of truth and falsehood cannot be acquired by means of evidence (how one acquires concepts usually). - However, evidence for the truth of sentences (so both together). - McDowellVs: because a non-empirical Tarski theory is included by the theory of sense, it does not follow that susceptibility for evidence is excluded, it is necessary for the attribution of beliefs.

J. McDowell
Geist und Welt Frankfurt 2001

G. Evans/J. McDowell
Truth and Meaning Oxford 1977

Ev I
G. Evans
The Varieties of Reference (Clarendon Paperbacks) Oxford 1989

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-23