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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
Additional Information: This document was removed at the request of the authors.
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 11:04
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2014 13:13
Item ID: 8760

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