, Volume 31, Issue 1, pp 47–57

Truth from a Proof-Theoretic Perspective


DOI: 10.1007/s11245-012-9121-3

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Tranchini, L. Topoi (2012) 31: 47. doi:10.1007/s11245-012-9121-3


Validity, the central concept of the so-called ‘proof-theoretic semantics’ is described as correctly applying to the arguments that denote proofs. In terms of validity, I propose an anti-realist characterization of the notions of truth and correct assertion, at the core of which is the idea that valid arguments may fail to be recognized as such. The proposed account is compared with Dummett’s and Prawitz’s views on the matter.


Proof-theoretic semantics Truth Assertion 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Wilhelm-Schickard-InstitutEberhard Karls Universität TübingenTübingenGermany

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