Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Attribution: statements that provide an object with properties are attributions. See also self-ascription, predication.

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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Propositional Attitude / Davidson: Thesis: ascribing propositional attitudes is analgous to measuring - weight itself is not an object - I 36 analogy: just as different measurement systems can indicate the same temperature (Celsius / Fahrenheit), various attributions can capture the same thought content - (SearleVs) -
Frank I 645f
Mental states / Proposition / self-ascription / external attribution/Davidson: we must start with sentences or statements instead of propositions or meanings - otherwise, different types are indicated by different sources - instead: Relationships between actors and statements - no different knowledge and no different criteria - solution : if anyone knows that I keep a set for right, he knows what I think - it would be circular to explain the fundamental asymmetry by an asymmetry of security -> Interpretation.

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.

D. Davidson
Der Mythos des Subjektiven Stuttgart 1993

D. Davidson
Handlung und Ereignis Frankfurt 1990

D. Davidson
Wahrheit und Interpretation Frankfurt 1990

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

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-11-19