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[catalogued under 5. Theory of Logic / J. Model Theory in Logic / 1. Logical Models]

Full Idea

Models generally deliberately leave out meaning, retaining only what is important for the determination of truth values.

Gist of Idea

Models leave out meaning, and just focus on truth values


John P. Burgess (Philosophical Logic [2009], 2.2)

Book Reference

Burgess,John P.: 'Philosophical Logic' [Princeton 2009], p.20

A Reaction

This is the key point to hang on to, if you are to avoid confusing mathematical models with models of things in the real world.