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Ernie Lepore and Kirk Ludwig

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199251346

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0199251347.001.0001

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The Justification of the Principle of Charity

The Justification of the Principle of Charity

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(p.198) 13 The Justification of the Principle of Charity
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Donald Davidson
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Ernie Lepore (Contributor Webpage)

Kirk Ludwig (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199251347.003.0014

Takes up the question of how to justify the Principle of Charity. Three a priori arguments are examined, the argument from the holism of attitude content, the argument to the best explanation of human beings and their place in the natural world, and the argument from the necessity of radical interpretation. Difficulties are raised for each of these arguments.

Keywords:   justification of the Principle of Charity, the argument from holism of attitude content, the argument from the best explanation, the argument from the necessity of radical interpretation

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