Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Principle of Charity: demand by Neil L. Wilson (Wilson, “Substances without Substrata, The Review of Metaphysics”, 12 (4), 521-539), in the interpretation of expressions by other people to assume rationality, i.e. conclusive, coherent and true conduct in these people. The principle was taken up and further developed by D. Davidson (Davidson, “On the Very Idea of a Conceptual Scheme, Inquiries into Truth and Interpretation”, Oxford 1974).

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.
Author Item    More concepts for author
Davidson, Donald Principle of Charity   Davidson, Donald
Fodor, Jerry Principle of Charity   Fodor, Jerry
Putnam, Hilary Principle of Charity   Putnam, Hilary

Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-10-19