Two-Dimensional Semantics and the Foundations of Philosophy

  • Schroeter, Laura, (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Bigelow, John, (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Humberstone, Lloyd (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Description

When you speak, you know what you re saying. How do you manage that trick? Traditionally, philosophers have insisted that this ability is grounded in apriori knowledge knowledge that s independent of experience. Recent developments in logic have led to a highly sophisticated version of this view: two-dimensional semantics. Australian philosophers have been the most powerful advocates of this new, apriori conception of linguistic knowledge. We reject this approach. This project develops an alternative model of meaning, which explains how rational inquiry is possible without the apriori foundations posited by 2D semantics.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date2/01/0731/12/11

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD483,070.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)