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Single Idea 4732

[catalogued under 14. Science / B. Scientific Theories / 5. Commensurability]

Full Idea

It is possible to conceive of one understanding the meaning of a realm of ideas, but holding that one cannot judge as to the truth or rationality of the claims made in it.

Gist of Idea

One may understand a realm of ideas, but be unable to judge their rationality or truth


Paul O'Grady (Relativism [2002], Ch.5)

Book Reference

O'Grady,Paul: 'Relativism' [Acumen 2002], p.158

A Reaction

I think Davidson gives good grounds for challenging this, by doubt whether one 'conceptual scheme' can know another without grasping its rationality and truth-conditions.