Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

 
Semantics: Semantics is the field of linguistics, which deals with the meaning of expressions, words, parts of words, sentences or signs. Aids for ascertaining the meaning are investigations of the use and the determination of the truth value (true or false) of the statements, which can be determined from the linguistic or action-like utterances. Therefore, semantic questions are ultimately truth questions. See also truth, reference, meaning, sense, semiology, signs, symbols, syntax, pragmatics, linguistics.

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Semantics / theory / Fraassen: semantic terms for theories: empirical adequacy and strength, truth and logical strength. - Theories have always metaphysical baggage. (> Metaphysics / Fraassen) - Fraassen per: that is, they are not empirically minimal - minimally empirically: not equivalent with all logically more powerful models. - ((s) that is ambitious enough.) - What now looks like metaphysics, can bring new phenomena to light tomorrow. - Empirical adequacy: always goes beyond the observable, even in the future.


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B. van Fraassen
The Scientific Image Oxford 1980


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-09-25