Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Formal language: a language that usually consist of a set of symbols (icons for a defined domain of objects) and rules regarding their linkage. Purposes of formalization are brevity, uniqueness and versatility in applications like programming, automation, mathematics et al. See also domains, symbols, signs, language, recursion, rules, systems.
 
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artificial language / theory / Fodor: a theory can form more artificial (formal) languages ​ - but we require from the theory that it decides which is the correct (appropriate) language -

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J. Fodor/E. Lepore
Holism Cambridge USA Oxford UK 1992


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-25