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Intertheoretic Reduction, Confirmation, and Montague’s Syntax-Semantics Relation

Liefke, Kristina and Hartmann, Stephan (2018) Intertheoretic Reduction, Confirmation, and Montague’s Syntax-Semantics Relation. Journal of Logic, Language and Information, t.a..

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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. This paper presents a case study of a new type of intertheoretic relation that is inspired by Montague's analysis of the linguistic syntax-semantics relation. The paper develops a simple model of this relation. 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: Published Article or Volume
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Liefke, KristinaLiefke@lingua.uni-frankfurt.de
Hartmann, StephanS.Hartmann@lmu.de
Keywords: Intertheoretic relations, Reduction, Montague semantics, Syntax-semantics relation, Philosophy of linguistics, Bayesian confirmation
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
General Issues > Models and Idealization
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
General Issues > Reductionism/Holism
General Issues > Structure of Theories
Depositing User: Kristina Liefke
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2018 13:35
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2018 13:35
Item ID: 14075
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Logic, Language and Information
Publisher: Springer
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
General Issues > Models and Idealization
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
General Issues > Reductionism/Holism
General Issues > Structure of Theories
Date: 2018
Volume: t.a.
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14075

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