Posted: Mar 21, 2014 3:18 pm
by seeker
hackenslash wrote:
seeker wrote:]I don't have your a priori trust in philosophers, nor your a priori distrust in linguists.

I have neither trust in philosophers nor distrust in linguists, but semantics is a philosophical discipline, not a linguistic one.

I think you're wrong on this. A branch of linguistics studies semantics (mainly its empirical aspects). Also, a branch of philosophy studies semantics (mainly its conceptual aspects). Both disciplines are relevant for different purposes, but here I'm more interested in the branch of linguistics. There's nothing wrong with that. And, given that I'm interested in the branch of linguistics, asking linguists within this forum is a rational choice.