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Critical Thinking 3: Clarifying meaning II July 14, 2009 Kepa Korta [email protected]
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Principle of Charity Ambiguity: lexical, syntactical, structural Underdetermination Vagueness Loose talk Analytic and synthetic statements
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The principle of charity Among the possible interpretations of an utterance, adopt the most ʻ charitable ʼ one, that is, the interpretation that makes the views appear the most reasonable, plausible, defensible ones according to the speaker ʼ s intention
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Ambiguity Lexical ambiguity (word) Syntactic ambiguity (sentence) Structural ambiguity (proposition)
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Lexical ambiguity |Bai, bai| |Red| Bank Paris is beautiful
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Syntactic ambiguity John saw Mary with a telescope I forgot how good beer tastes I saw her duck under the table Flying planes can be dangerous
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Structural ambiguity Every student speaks two languages Every man loves a woman His mother? BB?
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2009 for the course PHIL 2003 taught by Professor Kepakorta during the Summer '09 term at Carleton.

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