A Metalogical Theory of Reference: Realism and Essentialism in Semantics
By: Roger Vergauwen (author)Hardback
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Roger Vergauwen seeks to provide an answer to the question, "How does language connect to the world?" He begins with the recent developments in formal semantics and from them constructs his own 'theory of reference' with which he considers the nature of the correspondence of the world. The author locates his metalogics between the philosophy of language and epistemology while he covers a range of models from Plato to Wittgenstein. Vergauwen assumes no previous technical or logical study. Contents: Introduction: The Temperature of a Hot Topic; The Tarski Program: Hijacking the Truth about Reference; Reference and Theory of Reference; Inside Out: Reference and Metalogic; Outline of a Logic with Non-Standard Meanings.
Roger Vergauwen is Lecturer in Philosophy, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium and Research Associate at the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research.
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