The semantic view, if plausible, is syntactic

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)475-478
Number of pages4
JournalPhilosophy of Science
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • History
  • Philosophy
  • History and Philosophy of Science


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