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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Cavell II St. Cavell Müssen wir meinen was wir sagen? aus Grewendorf/Meggle Linguistik und Phil. Frankfurt (Athenäum) 1974/1995

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Understanding/Cavell: I guess, only if nothing is implied, understanding can be guaranteed.
Formal logic cannot be presented as a guarantor of understanding, but as its substitute. (Compare Quine: "Mr. Strawson on Logical Theory").
Cavell: where understanding is necessary, there can be misunderstanding.


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Cav I
St. Cavell
Die Unheimlichkeit des Gewöhnlichen Frankfurt 2002


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-29