principle of humanity

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  • Principle of humanity — This is a definition in philosophy. For another use of the term, see principle of humanity (humanitarian)The principle of humanity , states that when interpreting another speaker we must assume that his or her beliefs and desires are connected to …   Wikipedia

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  • humanity, principle of — Principle doing the same work as the principle of charity, but suggesting that we regulate our procedures of interpretation by maximizing the extent to which we see the subject as humanly reasonable, rather than the extent to which we see it as… …   Philosophy dictionary

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  • charity, principle of — Principle especially highlighted by Davidson as governing the interpretation of others. In various versions it constrains the interpreter to maximize the truth or rationality in the subject s sayings. For Davidson it follows that there is no… …   Philosophy dictionary

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