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Single Idea 2571

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

Full Idea

Tarski says "we may remain naïve realists or idealists, empiricists or metaphysicians… The semantic conception is completely neutral toward all these issues."


Tarski was a famous Polish logician (fl. c. 1944). The 'semantic conception' is his theory of truth as a relationship within languages

Gist of Idea

Tarski says that his semantic theory of truth is completely neutral about all metaphysics


report of Alfred Tarski (The Concept of Truth for Formalized Languages [1933]) by Susan Haack - Philosophy of Logics 7.5

Book Reference

Haack,Susan: 'Philosophy of Logics' [CUP 1980], p.111