Logic & Philosophy of Science Colloquium

Kent Johnson
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

“On Semantic Structure”

I will give reasons to suppose that there is a basic level of semantic structure present in the simple clauses of natural language, and that this structure is also present in the thoughts that correspond to these clauses. I will also argue that this structure is important to the study of the mind, because it provides one of the few linguistic clues about what linguistic structure interacts with our reasoning abilities.

Friday, February 9, 2001
SST 777, 3 pm

Refreshments will be served