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dc.contributor.authorAsoulin, Eran
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-24T04:31:07Z
dc.date.available2021-02-24T04:31:07Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/46933
dc.description.abstractThis book discusses the two main construals of the explanatory goals of semantic theories. The first, externalist conception, understands semantic theories in terms of a hermeneutic and interpretive explanatory project. The second, internalist conception, understands semantic theories in terms of the psychological mechanisms in virtue of which meanings are generated. It is argued that a fruitful scientific explanation is one that aims to uncover the underlying mechanisms in virtue of which the observable phenomena are made possible, and that a scientific semantics should be doing just that. If this is the case, then a scientific semantics is unlikely to be externalist, for reasons having to do with the subject matter and form of externalist theories. It is argued that semantics construed hermeneutically is nevertheless a valuable explanatory project.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::C Language::CF linguistics
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::B Biography & True Stories::BG Biography: general
dc.subject.otherLanguage Arts & Disciplines
dc.subject.otherLinguistics
dc.subject.otherBiography & Autobiography
dc.titleLanguage and scientific explanation
dc.title.alternativeWhere does semantics fit in?
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3894134
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy0bad921f-3055-43b9-a9f1-ea5b2d949173
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.imprintLanguage Science Press
oapen.identifierhttps://openresearchlibrary.org/viewer/0a37355e-5a5f-4e46-906e-c65b8bfabb81
oapen.identifier.isbn9783961102631


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