Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Understanding: the ability to give reasons for a distinction or to justify a selection of options. See also actions, meaning, knowledge.

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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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Frank I 148
NagelVsUnderstanding - (empathy only with mental states) - VsSolipsism: is the result of interpreting the empathic imagination as sensual
I 149f
Understanding/Nagel: we can have evidence for the truth of something that we do not understand - individuals of radically different genera (scientists from Mars) can both understand the same physical events in objective terminology - for this they do not need to understand the phenomenal forms
Nagel I 75
Understanding/Wittgenstein: communication through language consists not only of a match in the definition, but in the judgments - logic seems to abolish this, but it does not - "congruence in language use and judgment is necessary, but not sufficient for meaning -" Nagel: if the application conditions do not appear to be sufficient, it may be that one misinterpreted the concept -" but also that we misunderstood the conditions -


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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.

N I
Th. Nagel
Das letzte Wort Stuttgart 1999

N II
Th. Nagel
Was bedeutet das alles? Stuttgart 1990

N III
Th. Nagel
Die Grenzen der Objektivität Stuttgart 1991

Fra I
M. Frank (Hrsg.)
Analytische Theorien des Selbstbewusstseins Frankfurt 1994


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-28