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1 towards an axiomatic approach (laws).loe feijs product semantics

2 example from natural language the rules of syntax the rules of meaning

3 example from natural language de agent heeft de generaal gearresteerd the rules of syntax an active perfect tense sentence has the order: heeft the past participle ends with T if and only if the last letter of the root is in KOFSCHIP, so arresteren, root: arresteeR, R not in KOFSCHIP, therefore gearresteerd is ok, not gearresteert * the rules of meaning agent shall mean: police officer generaal shall mean: high ranking military officer arresteren shall mean: to take into police custody the shall mean: who did it the shall mean: to whom it has happened

4 the rules of syntax the laws of physics shall apply the laws of engineering shall apply the laws of your country shall apply

5 the rules of interpretation you shall see objects you shall see affordances you shall see foreground, backround and perspective you shall be triggered by what’s already on your mind

6 the rules of meaning you shall see meaning you must know your cultural dictionary if what you see and what you believe are inconsistent, you shall either adapt what you see (?) add what’s missing ignore what’s wrong adapt your beliefs remove some beliefs add more beliefs

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