Tag: semantics

20 Why is it wrong to answer a question with a tautology? Isn't "2+2" correct when answering 'What is "2+2"'? 2020-11-10T05:48:27.787

17 How can one refute John Searle's "syntax is not semantics" argument against strong AI? 2016-05-20T17:12:15.090

12 What are the dialetheist semantics for logical negation? 2013-04-05T14:49:27.143

10 Shouldn't statements be considered equivalent based on their meaning rather than truth tables? 2015-08-27T18:03:58.980

10 Is music just another language? 2016-07-21T02:23:41.810

10 What is put on what (the mayo or the eggs) and why? 2017-10-10T18:47:04.327

9 Supervaluationism and Theories of Truth 2014-07-18T09:17:44.733

9 Understanding Grice's Theory of (Non-Natural) Meaning 2014-10-05T21:01:47.840

9 What is Quine's rebuttal to Grice and Strawson's In Defense of Dogma? 2015-10-27T19:13:00.100

9 How to implement the so called 'principle of charity'? 2016-02-17T07:01:14.543

9 Is mathematics a language? 2016-09-19T05:26:07.807

8 Is scientific progress an illusion? 2013-10-03T17:00:22.313

8 Is there an idea of linguistic realism similar to moral realism? 2015-06-15T19:44:25.717

8 Do Wittgenstein and Quine give the same criticisms of semantics? 2016-04-27T03:29:35.427

7 How should we understand the oracle's dilemma in making a prediction? 2014-06-30T15:07:29.683

7 Is there modal logic without possible worlds? 2016-02-29T22:09:07.147

7 Are artificially synthesized chemical elements natural? 2016-10-01T19:35:48.220

7 Is consciousness information? 2017-01-16T08:54:04.510

7 Are there terms for being "inside" vs "outside" an argument? 2017-08-17T05:49:30.633

7 What is the philosophical notion of "intelligibility"? 2017-10-06T13:41:36.020

6 Is there a way to avoid Gödel's incompleteness affecting mathematics as a whole? 2016-04-14T19:04:10.200

6 Is Peirce's pragmatic maxim self-evident? 2016-07-27T01:50:41.727

6 Gender roles - do they matter? 2017-04-12T14:04:35.127

6 Is there a natural example of a non-self-referential semantic paradox in philosophy? 2019-01-13T07:18:48.660

6 What criticisms of Wittgenstein's philosophy of language have been offered? 2019-04-21T18:07:35.920

5 What did Kierkegaard consider to be "reflection"? 2012-11-29T23:05:47.277

5 Can a language be learned from a dictionary? 2014-02-14T21:55:07.353

5 Classical possible worlds semantics 2014-05-20T20:01:50.100

5 How do we understand and fix reference for scientific units of measure? 2016-08-13T17:29:31.567

5 Does semantic externalism imply modal realism? 2017-01-30T19:34:14.217

5 Are "All A is B" and "If A then B" always logically equivalent? 2017-06-09T00:54:29.550

5 Can possible-but-non-actual objects have accidental properties? 2018-10-22T16:51:18.030

4 The paradox of the raven and Kratzer's account of "if-then" 2012-06-29T13:01:14.343

4 Does this analogy about translations illuminate, or obfuscate, the nature of belief? 2012-10-23T16:36:26.433

4 Understanding the Deliberative "Ought" 2013-08-12T21:09:17.830

4 Logic Notation Question: [[A]] vs. ⌈A⌉ 2013-08-17T22:08:27.783

4 Is this a reasonable weak classical Deontic Logic? 2013-08-21T15:30:38.387

4 Why do indicative conditionals always express propositions? 2014-09-25T13:45:35.863

4 On what logic is all of classical mathematics true but undecidable statements are neither true nor false? 2015-10-05T23:49:13.390

4 What's the difference between intentionality and meaning? 2015-12-05T23:13:49.873

4 Doubt about the relationships in the Semantic Triangle 2016-04-03T16:41:54.020

4 What is the difference between propositional sign and proposition in Wittgenstein's Tractatus? 2016-04-28T22:17:03.687

4 What does later Wittgenstein and earlier Wittgenstein have in common? 2016-05-26T13:09:27.007

4 How do we know that Wyman and McX aren't the same person? 2016-06-09T23:18:08.867

4 What is the difference between expressivism and representationalism in modern philosophy of language? 2016-08-31T18:55:16.770

4 What is "compositionality" of meaning and why is it syntax rather than semantics? 2016-09-16T02:50:36.023

4 What makes something relevant to an argument, and how can one assess relevance? 2017-04-28T02:02:54.217

4 Can you Define Something in Terms of What is True About it? 2017-08-19T17:55:21.313

4 Frege: Truth as an expression of assertoric force 2019-03-05T00:11:59.977

3 One-placed intersection operator 2013-04-26T02:54:44.253

3 "It is epistemically necessary that P" versus "It is known that P" 2013-08-15T20:01:33.093

3 Are there paradoxes involved in allowing for an unrestricted domain in predicate logic? 2013-10-10T05:48:11.480

3 What is the difference between 'meaning' and 'reference' for Putnam? 2014-01-11T04:54:22.247

3 Does the word 'And' refer? 2014-06-06T02:40:44.970

3 The basics of anti-propositionalism 2014-10-04T20:39:15.533

3 Understanding why Quine thinks certain belief sentences are meaningless 2014-10-21T00:29:51.410

3 Davidson, events, and states 2015-03-15T13:52:20.037

3 What can be said about characteristics of physical objects and relations among them without using space? 2015-09-07T06:51:36.420

3 Why "philosophy never ends" for the tractarian Wittgenstein? 2016-03-05T12:13:13.257

3 Tarski's semantic conception of truth 2016-05-10T09:51:12.887

3 Defining logical possibility without circularity 2016-08-16T23:49:37.183

3 Tarski's conception of truth for formulas of infinite length 2016-08-23T17:22:35.983

3 What is the relation between Sense/Denotation and Intension/Extension 2016-11-03T08:10:18.040

3 What is the relationship between the BHK interpretation of propositional logic and Natural Deduction? 2017-03-14T12:18:41.117

3 Can something be both objective and subjective to me at the same time? 2017-08-04T13:19:08.483

3 How would Quine's theory of indeterminacy of translation apply to a young child learning their native language? 2017-09-11T05:18:45.903

3 The difference between indicative conditional and counterfactual 2017-11-19T11:00:17.913

3 Is Herbrand semantics a kind of term formalism? 2019-10-05T18:49:53.807

3 In logic, which came first: the semantic approach or the syntactic approach? 2019-10-17T21:59:45.740

3 Negative meaning in Structuralism 2020-07-20T13:45:12.290

3 Is a set a concept? 2020-10-14T08:10:05.697

2 What is the difference between item class and item instance? 2012-06-30T16:40:12.277

2 What is the proper definition of atheism? 2013-07-02T17:30:07.713

2 Can something be nothing? 2013-08-19T23:32:41.780

2 Which is the difference between akrasia and procrastination? 2013-11-19T09:42:09.680

2 Term for skepticism about whether a concept is meaningful 2014-03-13T06:58:20.257

2 Composite truth tables for sentence relations (entailment, synonymy,etc.) 2014-07-02T19:29:13.933

2 "Proposition" vs. "The Meaning of a Proposition" 2014-10-04T17:39:13.803

2 A∧B-worlds and law of enrichment in Stalnaker semantics 2015-03-06T11:32:19.230

2 Suppose the conclusion of an argument is logically equivalent to the conjunction of all the argument’s premises 2015-04-21T00:18:54.420

2 Suppose you know the premises of an argument are inconsistent. Do you have to do a truth table to know whether it is valid or invalid? 2015-04-21T00:55:16.933

2 Does "the experience of transition requires negotiation between sacrifice and opportunity" make sense logically? 2015-06-17T16:00:28.503

2 How to interpret "it is possible that x is impossible"? 2015-06-24T20:45:55.960

2 Is there a systematic way of checking semantics? 2016-04-18T07:28:47.300

2 What meaning should we ascribe to infinite sets? 2016-09-13T02:41:55.323

2 What does the order of nested quantifiers in predicate logic express? 2016-12-19T11:25:58.493

2 What are the main theories about divided consciousness? 2017-01-04T11:13:07.727

2 Variables in semantically equivalent propositions (prop. logic) 2017-04-30T22:33:57.767

2 Does something permanent really need to accompany private sensations in Wittgenstein's Private Language Argument? 2017-07-07T22:41:52.500

2 Semantic Values of Sentences 2017-10-08T00:31:06.473

2 Semantics - If a being does not have its definition 2017-11-02T20:34:12.500

2 Is it correct to afirm that philosophy had no begining? 2018-05-24T10:34:59.120

2 Is Kuhn referring to Quine's holism while developing his later Semantic Incommensurability Thesis? 2018-07-21T09:30:29.207

2 Propositional content and reference 2018-08-11T14:45:18.550

2 In which sense Quine denies that the translated expressions do have a meaning? 2018-08-17T13:33:32.717

2 What is the difference between a conditional and material implication? 2018-08-28T21:05:22.870

2 Differences and similarities between Kuhn and Quine about the indeterminacy of translation 2018-09-22T12:32:05.393

2 What is the difference between object, concept and Gestalt? 2018-11-27T08:29:53.837

2 Why don't two equivalent propositions contribute to the same semantics? 2019-03-03T16:12:33.460