Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

 
Understanding: the ability to give reasons for a distinction or to justify a selection of options. For the understanding of signs and words plays a role, whether one can connect an object with the word or sign, as well as whether one can replace the sign or word with another sign or word. In order to understand full sentences, the context must be grasped as well. A point of contention is whether knowing the truth conditions gives the sentence its meaning. In other words Whether there is the knowledge about what should be if the sentence were true. If that is correct, there is no need to know whether the sentence is true (cf. M. Dummett, Ursprünge der analytischen Philosophie Frankfurt 1992, p. 20). See also substitution, truth conditions, 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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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.
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I 400
But this only works with a verificationistic approach of understanding. - Not with a truth conditional approach. - Therefore, the use is already explained.
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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.
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V 175
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.
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I 31
Understanding/PutnamVsCarnap: is not merely knowledge. - Also, the right relationship with excellent situations is necessary. - (> Causal theory).


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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.

Pu I
H. Putnam
Von einem Realistischen Standpunkt Frankfurt 1993

Pu II
H. Putnam
Repräsentation und Realität Frankfurt 1999

Pu III
H. Putnam
Für eine Erneuerung der Philosophie Stuttgart 1997

Pu IV
H. Putnam
Pragmatismus Eine offene Frage Frankfurt 1995

Pu V
H. Putnam
Vernunft, Wahrheit und Geschichte Frankfurt 1990

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

Pu V
H. Putnam
Vernunft, Wahrheit und Geschichte Frankfurt 1990


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