The Semantic View, If Plausible, Is Syntactic

Philosophy of Science 80 (3):475-478 (2013)

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Hans Halvorson
Princeton University
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Halvorson argues that the semantic view of theories leads to absurdities. Glymour 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
Keywords semantic view of theories  theoretical equivalence  structural realism
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