|Truth conditions: the conditions under which statements, propositions, assertions, etc. are true are called truth conditions. In order to understand a sentence, according to some theories, it is sufficient to know its truth conditions. (Compare M. Dummett, Ursprünge der analytischen Philosophie Frankfurt, 1992, p. 20). According to these theories, one can understand not only true but also false sentences. See also semantics, sentence meaning, understanding, truth, meaning._____________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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|Dummett I 26f
Davidson/Dummett: we can do without a theory of the power of utterances. For him, it is unnecessary to describe or even mention the speech acts of assertion, questions, requests, etc. But Davidson presupposes that the concept of truth must already be understood. If we did not know anyting about it, except that it applies to the definition of truth for propositions of the language in question, we cannot know anything about the meaning of a sentence by specifying the truth conditions. Therefore, a prior understanding of the concept of truth is needed. - But not the conditions. For this knowledge will be determined by the theory of truth.
Davidson: one only needs to know the truth conditions (claiming power is superfluous)._____________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.
Der Mythos des Subjektiven Stuttgart 1993
Handlung und Ereignis Frankfurt 1990
Wahrheit und Interpretation Frankfurt 1990
Ursprünge der analytischen Philosophie Frankfurt 1992
Wahrheit Stuttgart 1982