A Possible Dilemma for Situation Semanticists

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This paper examines the concept of information in situation semantics. For this purpose the most fundamental principles of situation semantics are classified into three groups: (1) principles of the more fundamental kind, (2) principles related to regularity, and (3) principles governing incremental information. Fodor's well-known criticisms of situation semanticists' concepts of information target the first group. Interestingly, situation semanticists have been anxious to articulate either the principles of the second group or the principles of the third group in order to meet these criticisms. Based on these observations, I will launch a dilemma for situation semanticists. Either they fail to handle information about individuals or they fail to present any acceptable account of the laws of nature. Millikan's version of situation semantics, I shall argue, is not the exception to the rule.
Publisher
SPRINGER
Issue Date
2017-03
Language
English
Article Type
Article
Citation

FOUNDATIONS OF SCIENCE, v.22, no.1, pp.161 - 182

ISSN
1233-1821
DOI
10.1007/s10699-015-9477-0
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10203/222708
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HSS-Journal Papers(저널논문)
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