Philosophy of Science 77 (4):524-543 (2010)
Whether meaning is compositional has been a major issue in linguistics and formal philosophy of language for the last 2 decades. Semantic holism is widely and plausibly considered as an objection to the principle of semantic compositionality therein. It comes as a surprise that the holistic peculiarities of scientific language have been rarely addressed in formal accounts so far, given that semantic holism has its roots in the philosophy of science. For this reason, a model-theoretic approach to semantic holism in the language of science is presented here. This approach preserves compositionality to a large extent. *Received September 2009; revised February 2010. †To contact the author, please write to: Seminar for Philosophy, Logic, and Theory of Science, Hauspostfach 49, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich 80539, Germany; e-mail: email@example.com
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
References found in this work BETA
The Aim and Structure of Physical Theory.Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem - 1954 - Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Citations of this work BETA
What Was the Syntax‐Semantics Debate in the Philosophy of Science About?Sebastian Lutz - 2017 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 95 (2):319-352.
Artificial Language Philosophy of Science.Sebastian Lutz - 2012 - European Journal for Philosophy of Science (Browse Results) 2 (2):181–203.
Similar books and articles
A Rejection of Semantic Holism, Based on Linguistic Relativity and Determinism.Jessica S. Janneck - manuscript
Meaning Holism and Semantic Realism (Reprinted in Callaway 2008, Meaning Without Analyticity).H. G. Callaway - 1992 - Dialectica 46 (1):41-59.
Semantic Holism is Here to Stay.Johannes L. Brandl - 1993 - In Grazer Philosophische Studien. Amsterdam: Rodopi. pp. 1-16.
Moderate Holism and the Instability Thesis.Henry Jackman - 1999 - American Philosophical Quarterly 36 (4):361-69.
Meaning Holism.Peter Pagin - 2006 - In Ernest Lepore & Barry C. Smith (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Language. Oxford University Press.
Semantic Holism: Still a Good Buy.Jane Heal - 1994 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 68:325-39.
Holism About Meaning and About Evidence: In Defence of W. V. Quine. [REVIEW]S. Okasha - 2000 - Erkenntnis 52 (1):39-61.
Descriptive Atomism and Foundational Holism: Semantics Between the Old Testament and the New.Henry Jackman - 2005 - ProtoSociology 21:5-19.
Wittgenstein, Locality and Rules.Carlo Penco - 2004 - In Annalisa Coliva & Eva Picardi (eds.), Wittgenstein Today. Il Poligrafo. pp. 249--74.
Semantic Holism Without Semantic Socialism: Twin Earths, Thinking, Language, Bodies, and the World.Hector-Neri Castañeda - 1989 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 14 (1):101-126.
Added to index2010-10-03
Total downloads84 ( #62,949 of 2,178,192 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #316,497 of 2,178,192 )
How can I increase my downloads?