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The Disquotational Theory

Leon Horsten

in The Tarskian Turn: Deflationism and Axiomatic Truth

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015868
eISBN:
9780262298643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015868.003.0042
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter is concerned with how Tarski set out to define truth. According to Tarski, truth could not be defined in the object language and has to be done in an essentially stronger metalanguage. ... More


Why Empirically Indispensable Mathematical Doctrine and (Some) Scientific Law Must Be Taken as True: Preliminary Considerations

Jody Azzouni

in Deflating Existential Consequence: A Case for Nominalism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195159882
eISBN:
9780199834990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159888.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

A version of the indispensability of the truth of applied mathematical doctrine and empirical scientific law is established in this and the next chapter. This chapter begins the argument with a ... More


On the Shoulders of Giants

Leon Horsten

in The Tarskian Turn: Deflationism and Axiomatic Truth

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015868
eISBN:
9780262298643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015868.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses Tarski’s theorem that states that no sufficiently expressive language can define its own truth predicate. This theorem is the starting point of contemporary axiomatic theories ... More


The Compositional Theory

Leon Horsten

in The Tarskian Turn: Deflationism and Axiomatic Truth

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015868
eISBN:
9780262298643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015868.003.0062
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter explores and examines a second axiomatic theory that is directly inspired by Tarski’s work on truth. It was earlier argued that proving many Tarski-biconditionals is a necessary ... More


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