Single Idea 10473

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

Full Idea

Model theory is the study of the interpretation of any language, formal or natural, by means of set-theoretic structures, with Tarski's truth definition as a paradigm.

Gist of Idea

Model theory studies formal or natural language-interpretation using set-theory


Wilfrid Hodges (Model Theory [2005], Intro)

Book Reference

'Stanford Online Encyclopaedia of Philosophy', ed/tr. Stanford University [], p.1

A Reaction

My attention is caught by the fact that natural languages are included. Might we say that science is model theory for English? That sounds like Quine's persistent message.