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A Counterexample to Tarski-Type Truth-Definitions as Applied to Natural Languages

  • Jaakko Hintikka
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 43)

Abstract

One of the conditions proposed in Tarski’s classical monograph (1936) — a condition on any satisfactory definition of truth — is that the definition should imply all sentences of the following form.

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht-Holland 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jaakko Hintikka
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  1. 1.Academy of Finland and Stanford UniversityFinland

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