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Single Idea 15365

[catalogued under 3. Truth / F. Semantic Truth / 1. Tarski's Truth / b. Satisfaction and truth]

Full Idea

The truth predicate, says Tarski, should be defined in terms of the more primitive satisfaction relation: the relation of being 'true of'. The fundamental notion is a formula (containing the free variables) being true of a sequence of objects as values.

Gist of Idea

We can define the truth predicate using 'true of' (satisfaction) for variables and some objects


report of Alfred Tarski (The Concept of Truth for Formalized Languages [1933]) by Leon Horsten - The Tarskian Turn 06.3

Book Reference

Horsten,Leon: 'The Tarskian Turn' [MIT 2011], p.74