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Davidson, Donald
 
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Sentences I 16ff
One proposal boils down to intepret the rest of the sentence, following the "believes" as a complex adverb.
I 22f
DavidsonVs: no one has any idea how it the meanings of each word could be derived. We understand the sentences obviously, because we understand the contained words.
If the "content" of the propositional attitudes were the meanings, novel and long words would have to be learned - words which often occur only once. But since every declarative sentence can occur as a content sentence, their number is infinite and therefore not learnable.

D I
D. Davidson
Der Mythos des Subjektiven Stuttgart 1993

D III
D. Davidson
Handlung und Ereignis Frankfurt 1990

D IV
D. Davidson
Wahrheit und Interpretation Frankfurt 1990


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