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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Anita Avramides on Terminology - Dictionary of Arguments

I 96
Def Superficial Epistemic Asymmetry//Avramides: Thesis: that we can solve the problem of Radical Interpetation by understanding the foreign language through firstly learning the beliefs and intentions
Epistemic asymmetry: that thoughts could be known without language.
((s) Without language, because the psychological concepts are more fundamental).
>Radical Interpetation.
I 103
From the perspective of radical interpretation, there is no asymmetry between the psychological and the semantic side.
I 107 ff
Cartesianism/Asymmetry/Avramidis: the Cartesianism is an older tradition of deep epistemic asymmetry.
Ontological symmetry: the mental and the material are on the same level.
Deep epistemic asymmetry/Avramides: if we could recognize the intangible substance, we could recognize foreign intentions without language.
I 130
Deep epistemic symmetry/Avramides: does not include ontological symmetry (despite Davidson). - The right (subjective) image of the mind requires the semantic and the psychological to be understood on the same level.
Reductionism/Antireductionism/Avramides: both are not separated by the dispute over ontological asymmetry, both could accept ontological symmetry like asymmetry. - It is really about deep epistemic asymmetry.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Avr I
A. Avramides
Meaning and Mind Boston 1989

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