PRESUPPOSITIONAL CONFRONTATIONS Vincent Cheung
Imagine that you are watching a game of tennis with me on television, although for our
purpose it can be just about any kind of game – golf, basketball, football, or even chess.
Now suppose that I know the rules of the game we are watching, which in this case is
tennis, but you do not know the rules at all. Suppose further that we have muted the
television, so that no verbal communication can be heard from the commentator of the
game. Finally, suppose that no verbal communication is coming visually from the screen,
so that not even the scores are shown. Now, my question is whether the game will be
intelligible to you at all.