Radical interpretation

Synthese 27 (July-August):331-344 (1974)
Abstract
What knowledge would suffice to yield an interpretation of an arbitrary utterance of a language when such knowledge is based on evidence plausibly available to a nonspeaker of that language? it is argued that it is enough to know (1) a theory of truth for the language and (2) that the theory satisfies tarski's 'convention t' (modified to apply to natural language) and (3) that it gives an optimal fit (in a sense described) to data about sentences held true, Under specified conditions, By native speakers
Keywords Belief  Desire  Epistemology  Interpretation  Meaning  Person
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