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Montague Reduction, Confirmation, and the Syntax-Semantics Relation

Liefke, Kristina and Hartmann, Stephan (2014) Montague Reduction, Confirmation, and the Syntax-Semantics Relation. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Intertheoretic relations are an important topic in the philosophy of science. However, since their classical discussion by Ernest Nagel, such relations have mostly been restricted to relations between pairs of theories in the natural sciences. In this paper, we present a model of a new type of intertheoretic relation, called 'Montague Reduction', which is assumed in Montague's framework for the analysis and interpretation of natural language syntax. To motivate the adoption of our new model, we show that this model extends the scope of application of the Nagelian (or related) models, and that it shares the epistemological advantages of the Nagelian model. The latter is achieved in a Bayesian framework.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Liefke, KristinaKristina.Liefke@lrz.uni-muenchen.de
Hartmann, StephanS.Hartmann@lmu.de
Keywords: Intertheoretic relations, Bayesian confirmation, Montague Grammar, Philosophy of linguistics, Reduction, Syntax-semantics relation
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
General Issues > Reductionism/Holism
Depositing User: Kristina Liefke
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2014 04:39
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2014 04:39
Item ID: 11000
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
General Issues > Reductionism/Holism
Date: 15 July 2014
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11000

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