|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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|Horwich I 394
Understanding/Truth Conditions/Dummett/Putnam: Dummett and I both agree that you cannot treat understanding as knowledge of the truth conditions. - Putnam: a theory of understanding cannot be the whole meaning theory.
But this only works with a verificationistic approach of understanding. - Not with a truth conditional approach. - Therefore, the use is already explained.
Putnam V 38ff
Understanding/Putnam: the phenomena do not constitute understanding, but rather the ability to apply sentences - understanding is not an event. - ((s) Otherwise it would be lost in the next moment). - Putnam: Understanding is a skill. - Imagination does not help to use sentences correctly. - No amount of mental images is constitutive or necessary for understanding.
Truth/understanding/Tarski/Putnam: Problem: we do not understand what it means to understand "snow is white". - We do not know what standards the other creates for truth.
Understanding/PutnamVsCarnap: is not merely knowledge. - Also, the right relationship with excellent situations is necessary. - (> Causal theory).
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Für eine Erneuerung der Philosophie Stuttgart 1997
Pragmatismus Eine offene Frage Frankfurt 1995
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Theories of Truth Aldershot 1994