Synthese 27 (July-August):331-344 (1974)

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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 a theory of truth for the language and that the theory satisfies tarski's 'convention t' and that it gives an optimal fit to data about sentences held true, Under specified conditions, By native speakers
Keywords Belief  Desire  Epistemology  Interpretation  Meaning  Person
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