Treatise on Basic Philosophy

Treatise on Basic Philosophy

Semantics I: Sense and Reference

Authors: Bunge, Mario

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In this Introduction we shall sketch a profile of our field of inquiry. This is necessary because semantics is too often mistaken for lexicography and therefore dismissed as trivial, while at other times it is disparaged for being concerned with reputedly shady characters such as meaning and allegedly defunct ones like truth. Moreover our special concern, the semantics of science, is a newcomer - at least as a systematic body - and therefore in need of an introduction. l. GOAL Semantics is the field of inquiry centrally concerned with meaning and truth. It can be empirical or nonempirical. When brought to bear on concrete objects, such as a community of speakers, semantics seeks to answer problems concerning certain linguistic facts - such as disclosing the interpretation code inherent in the language or explaning the speakers' ability or inability to utter and understand new sentences ofthe language. This kind of semantics will then be both theoretical and experimental: it will be a branch of what used to be called 'behavioral science'.

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Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Treatise on Basic Philosophy
Book Subtitle
Semantics I: Sense and Reference
Authors
Series Title
Treatise on Basic Philosophy
Series Volume
1
Copyright
1974
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland
eBook ISBN
978-94-010-9920-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-010-9920-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-277-0572-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 186
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