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Základy explikace sémantických pojmů
Foundations of the Explication of Semantic Notions

Author(s): Jiří Raclavský
Subject(s): Semantics, Philosophy of Language
Published by: Filozofický ústav SAV
Keywords: semantic concepts; semantic paradoxes; language;

Summary/Abstract: It is a truism that semantic concepts (concepts of meaning, denotation, reference and even truth, etc.) are relative to language. I distinguish two kinds of them in accordance to their relativity to language L; the relativity is either explicit (“true in L”), or implicit (“trueL”). If language is explicated, the concepts of the former kind can be easily explicated in a plausible way and we resist semantic paradoxes. In the case of the latter concepts, the explication is also accessible and paradoxfree. One can find then new interesting facts concerning famous Tarski’s theorem.

  • Issue Year: 19/2012
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 488-505
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Czech