Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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McDowell, John
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Logical Constants EMD II 56
Speaking relative/logical constants/intuitionism/Quine/McDowell: one might think that the logical constants have a different meaning in intuitionism than in classical logic. - Vs: Problem: then the intuitionist could not reject the law of the excluded middle, because it would mean something different from his mouth than from the mouth of the classical logician. - Otherwise he would have to take a schizophrenic position (> Prior).
Translation involves, to describe the linguistic behavior of the other, so one understands what the other is exactly rejecting. - ((s) The complete non-comprehension of the reasons of another is compatible with understanding the meanings of the words used, i.e., speaking the same language, or translating it perfectly.)
Logical Constants: if they get their meaning from logical truths that are true with any interpretation: then the meaning must be in what remains the same: the connnections. - validity: question of the meaning loyalty of logical constants.

J. McDowell
Geist und Welt Frankfurt 2001

G. Evans/J. McDowell
Truth and Meaning Oxford 1977

Ev I
G. Evans
The Varieties of Reference (Clarendon Paperbacks) Oxford 1989

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-23