Some Limitations to the Psychological Orientation in Semantic Theory
Author: Thomason, Richmond
Source: Journal of Philosophical Logic, Volume 40, Number 1, February 2011 , pp. 1-14(14)
Abstract:The psychological orientation treats semantics as a matter of idealized computation over symbolic structures, and semantic relations like denotation as relations between linguistic expressions and these structures. I argue that results similar to Gödel’s incompleteness theorems and Tarski’s theorem on truth create foundational difficulties for this view of semantics.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Philosophy Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-1003, USA, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication date: February 1, 2011