Tom Cornell

Representational Minimalism

Arbeitspapiere des SFB 340, Bericht Nr. 83 (1997), 38pp.
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In this paper we examine in some detail the structures that would be needed to solve the locality problem for X-0 chains in a representationalist framework. We will do so in a manner which shows strong connections with our previous derivational characterization of Lww, suggesting that an equivalence could perhaps be proved for a suitably constrained minimalist calculus. The key to this problem is of course the relation of the operation Move to the definition of well-formed chains. If we can show in particular that we can capture Lww with a system of well-formedness conditions, focusing in particular on the conditions related to X-0 chains, then we should be in a good position to construct a deductive calculus for which derivational minimalism provides the proof theory and representational minimalism the model theory.

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