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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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Putnam, Hilary
 
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Understanding Horwich I 394
Understanding/Truth Conditions/Dummett/Putnam: Dummett and I both agree that you cannot treat understanding as knowledge of the truth conditions. - Putnam: a theory of understanding cannot be the whole meaning theory.
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I 400
But this only works with a verificationistic approach of understanding. - Not with a truth conditional approach. - Therefore, the use is already explained.
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Putnam V 38ff
Understanding/Putnam: the phenomena do not constitute understanding, but rather the ability to apply sentences - understanding is not an event. - ((s) Otherwise it would be lost in the next moment). - Putnam: Understanding is a skill. - Imagination does not help to use sentences correctly. - No amount of mental images is constitutive or necessary for understanding.
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V 175
Truth/understanding/Tarski/Putnam: Problem: we do not understand what it means to understand "snow is white". - We do not know what standards the other creates for truth.
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I 31
Understanding/PutnamVsCarnap: is not merely knowledge. - Also, the right relationship with excellent situations is necessary. - (> Causal theory).

Pu I
H. Putnam
Von einem Realistischen Standpunkt Frankfurt 1993

Pu II
H. Putnam
Repräsentation und Realität Frankfurt 1999

Pu III
H. Putnam
Für eine Erneuerung der Philosophie Stuttgart 1997

Pu IV
H. Putnam
Pragmatismus Eine offene Frage Frankfurt 1995

Pu V
H. Putnam
Vernunft, Wahrheit und Geschichte Frankfurt 1990

Hor I
P. Horwich (Ed.)
Theories of Truth Aldershot 1994


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-03-30