Fakultät für Philosophie, Wissenschaftstheorie und Religionswissenschaft

Links und Funktionen


Swetly, Walter

Dr. Walter Swetly


Mailing Address:
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Fakultät für Philosophie, Wissenschaftstheorie
und Religionswissenschaft
Lehrstuhl für Wissenschaftstheorie
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
D-80539 München

Arcisstr. 21
80333 München

Website: TU München

by appointment

Weitere Informationen

Research Interests

Walter's areas of specilization are in logic, statistics, machine learning and formal linguistics. Like everyone at the MCMP he is very much in favor of treating philosophical questions with mathematical tools.

Recent Publications

  • J. Nötzel, W. Swetly (2014): Telling Truth from Correlation, arXiv:1412.5831.
  • W. Swetly (2012): The Role of Formal Semantics in Natural Languages, Studia Linguistica, 31, 79-87. (PDF, 214 Kb)

    Abstract: We explain what role formal semantics does and should play for an empirical linguist. By looking at a modified non-modal version of PL1 that allows for representing certain types of contextual dependence two relevant roles are illustrated. In the end we argue that in analogy with other empirical and formal disciplines the technical apparatus should be a framework of abstraction for the semantics of natural languages.

Further Activities

Being a boy from the Allgäu it is needless to say that Walter heavily supports Southern Bavaria-Swabia's football factory FC Memmingen.