The semantic view, if plausible, is syntactic

Publication Year:
2013
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http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9625
Author(s):
Halvorson, Hans
preprint description
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.