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The semantic view, if plausible, is syntactic

Halvorson, Hans (2013) The semantic view, if plausible, is syntactic. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    Halvorson (2012) argues that the semantic view of theories leads to absurdities. Glymour (2013) shows how to inoculate the semantic view against Halvorson's criticisms, namely by making it into a syntactic view of theories. I argue that this modified semantic-syntactic view cannot do the philosophical work that the original "language-free" semantic view was supposed to do.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: semantic view of theories, theoretical equivalence, models, constructive empiricism, structural realism
    Subjects: General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
    General Issues > Structure of Theories
    Depositing User: Hans Halvorson
    Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2013 09:45
    Last Modified: 13 Mar 2013 09:45
    Item ID: 9625
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9625

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