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Croatian Journal of Philosophy

Volume 13, Issue 1, 2013

Pages 37-47

Are Dispositions to Believe Constitutive for Understanding?

T. Williamson argues against the thesis he recognizes as one of the inferentialist basic idea that he formulates as understanding/assent link, the claim that the assent to a sentence (believing a thought, at conceptual level) is constitutive for understanding it. This paper aims to show that appropriately articulated dispositional theory, could plausibly account for a weak version of inferentialism.

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