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Theoria. Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia

Volume 17, Issue 3, Septiembre 2002

José Tomás Alvarado
Pages 541-561

El Argumento de Teoria de Modelos de Putnam y la Metodologia para la Comprension de las Nociones Intencionales

Putnam's Model- Theoretic Argument has been generally held as invalid. In this work, attention is addressed to two broad facts understated by critics and commentators: (i) there are, at least, two different model-theoretic arguments. One is directed against realism and the other is directed to naturalistic semantics. The general rejection affects the former, but it is open to discussion if it affects the latter; (ii) on the other hand, the model-theoretic argument construed as a reductio argument has not - prima facia - ontological consequences, but only restrains our methodology to deal with the intentional realm.