Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Davidson, Donald
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Circularity II 40
Translation knowledge is not necessarily interpretation knowledge.
E.g. Nabokov: "My sister, do you remember the mountain, and the tall oak, and the ladore?" The translation of the Russian sentence "..." from the fact that this is correct, does not follow that I only understand one of the two sentences.
II 40
Davidson: instead of a translation manual one should develop a T-theory. At the beginning of the investigation, there is no knowledge of the speaker's knowledge, wishes or beliefs.
II 40
Dilemma: interdependence of belief and meaning. We have no chance to open up one without the other. The radical interpreter must break into this circle (> hermeneutic circle).

D. Davidson
Der Mythos des Subjektiven Stuttgart 1993

D. Davidson
Handlung und Ereignis Frankfurt 1990

D. Davidson
Wahrheit und Interpretation Frankfurt 1990

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