Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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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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Stalnaker, Robert
 
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Understanding I 15
Def understanding/Stalnaker: thesis: we understand the informational or propositional content in terms of distinguishing between options - Def metaphysics: this concerns the distinctions that need to be made between options. - Def semantics affects our ability to represent options and to distinguish between them. - Representation: we can only judge it if we know how our logical space is structured. - Descriptive semantics: asks what the semantic value of expressions is. - Basic semantics: Based on which facts do they have it. - Metaphysical: inconceivable.
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Understand/Stalnaker: a proposition can not be misunderstood like a sentence, it is already the content.

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R. Stalnaker
Ways a World may be Oxford New York 2003


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-03-27