Well -- I knew my age would betray me eventually.
I grew up in the era when the terms were
and semantics was concerned with the meaning of words.
Today, I think the popular terms are
and semantics is concerned with transformations of propositions
and pragmatics is concerned with the meaning of words.
So I am more focused on pragmatics, and haven't thought that much
But old habits are hard to break, and I keep saying semantics
when I shouldn't. I apologize for the confusion.
My errors in terminology do not alter the validity of the
Objectivist Axioms, or their usefulness. I will say more about
that later -- in response to another question which was raised
here in the Ontolog Forum.Dick McCullough
Context Knowledge Systems
mKE and the mKR language
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2014 23:26:21 -0700
Subject: Re: [ontolog-forum] mKR proof of correctness
Semantics generally say nothing about the world. They are the valid rules of syntax transformation (per Carnap).
McCullough's axioms make little sense to me. Indeed, they do not appear, in fact, to be axioms.
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