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Integrative Reduction, Confirmation, and the Syntax-Semantics Map

Liefke, Kristina and Hartmann, Stephan (2011) Integrative Reduction, Confirmation, and the Syntax-Semantics Map. [Preprint]

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    Intertheoretic relations are an important topic in the philosophy of science. However, since their discussion in (Nagel, 1961), such relations have mostly been restricted to relations between pairs of theories in the natural sciences. In this paper, we present models of two new types of intertheoretic relations, called 'Montague Reduction' and 'Integrative Reduction', that are assumed in Montague's (1973) theories of natural language syntax and semantics. To show the rationale behind our adoption of these two kinds of relations, we analyze them in the framework of Bayesian confirmation theory.

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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: Intertheoretic relations, Bayesian confirmation, Bayesian networks in philosophy, Reduction, Syntax-semantics map
    Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
    General Issues > Reductionism/Holism
    General Issues > Structure of Theories
    Depositing User: Ms. Kristina Liefke
    Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2011 07:04
    Last Modified: 23 Aug 2011 13:23
    Item ID: 8760

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