Logo Logo
Switch Language to German
Liefke, Kristina; Hartmann, Stephan (2018): Intertheoretic Reduction, Confirmation, and Montague's Syntax-Semantics Relation. In: Journal of Logic Language and Information, Vol. 27, No. 4: pp. 313-341
Full text not available from 'Open Access LMU'.


Intertheoretic relations are an important topic in the philosophy of science. However, since their classical discussion by Ernest Nagel, such relations have mostly been restricted to relations between pairs of theories in the natural sciences. This paper presents a case study of a new type of intertheoretic relation that is inspired by Montague's analysis of the linguistic syntax-semantics relation. The paper develops a simple model of this relation. To motivate the adoption of our new model, we show that this model extends the scope of application of the Nagelian (or related) models and that it shares the epistemological advantages of the Nagelian model. The latter is achieved in a Bayesian framework.