Logic and Language

Peter Pagin (Stockholm University) : Classical Propositions and Switcher Semantics

Speaker: Peter Pagin (Stockholm University)
Title: Classical Propositions and Switcher Semantics
Time: 16:00 - 17:30
Location: ILLC seminar room F1.15

In this talk I shall give a brief plea for the classical proposition. I shall consider a few reasons of a semantic nature for preferring alternative to it: temporal propositions, satisfaction conditions, inquisitive meaning, and if time permits, dynamic meaning. I shall present the framework or Switcher Semantics, and try to show that this framework can be applied to the semantic issues so as to preserve the classical proposition as the meaning of unembedded declarative sentences.