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Single Idea 17746

[catalogued under 3. Truth / F. Semantic Truth / 2. Semantic Truth]

Full Idea

Tarski's analysis of the concept of 'truth' given a precise treatment as a particular relation between syntax (language) and semantics (the world).

Gist of Idea

Tarski's 'truth' is a precise relation between the language and its semantics


report of Alfred Tarski (The Concept of Truth for Formalized Languages [1933]) by Michal Walicki - Introduction to Mathematical Logic History E.1

Book Reference

Walicki,Michal: 'Introduction to Mathematical Logic' [World Scientific 2012], p.31

A Reaction

My problem is that the concept of truth seems to apply to animal minds, which are capable of making right or wrong judgements, and of realising their errors. Tarski didn't make universal claims for his account.