Topic: HUMAN SEMANTICS
I have placed this paper online in a very raw version, because I really want any help anyone wants to offer me. Thanks.
Opacity and Paradoxes
The Paraconsistent Semantics of Natural Languages
By Tony Marmo
(Draft Version 06-alpha.2. Please, comments, suggestions and corrections are welcome)
The purpose of this work is to revisit opaque contexts from the perspective of natural languages. Opacity has been understood firstly as failure of the application of Leibniz’ substitution of identicals principle and later as accessibility relations holding between possible worlds. However, opacity in the semantics of natural languages ought to be simply characterised truth-functionally, in which case it results from devices that both avoid paradoxical interpretation of sentences and circumvent the principle of Pseudo-Scotus. Accordingly, what is herein proposed is a solution based on a kind of Paraconsistent Semantics for natural languages.
Keywords: Propositional Attitudes, Semantics, Philosophy of Language, Linguistics, Logic, Accessibility Relations, Belief Reports, Consistency, Human Languages Semantics, Intensional Liar, Leibniz’ Law, Moore’s Paradox, Opacity, Paraconsistency.
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Source: LingBuzz, Semantics Archive, Online Papers in Philosophy
Posted by Tony Marmo
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