Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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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Dennett, Daniel
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Understanding II 30
DennettVsWittgenstein: if a lion could speak, we would understand him quite well - with the usual trouble that requires a decent translation between different languages. But in conversations with him we would learn next to nothing about the spirit of normal lions because its spirit that is equipped with speech would be completely different. Pro Wittgenstein. in any case we should not assume that the spirit of language incompetent animals be such as ours.

Den I
D. Dennett
Darwins gefährliches Erbe Hamburg 1997

Den II
D. Dennett
Spielarten des Geistes Gütersloh 1999

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-30