Understanding a communicated thought

Synthese 198 (12):12137-12151 (2020)
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Abstract

The goal of this paper is twofold. First, we argue that the understanding one has of a proposition or a propositional content of a representational vehicle is a species of what contemporary epistemologists characterise as objectual understanding. Second, we demonstrate that even though this type of understanding differs from linguistic understanding, in many instances of successful communication, these two types of understanding jointly contribute to understanding a communicated thought.

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J. Adam Carter
University of Glasgow
Emma C. Gordon
University of Glasgow
J. P. Grodniewicz
Jagiellonian University