Single Idea 10819

[catalogued under 5. Theory of Logic / I. Semantics of Logic / 2. Formal Truth]

Full Idea

Model theory must choose the denotations of the primitives so that all of a group of sentences come out true, so we need a theory of how the truth value of a sentence depends on the denotation of its primitive nonlogical parts, which Tarski gives us.

Gist of Idea

Tarski gives us the account of truth needed to build a group of true sentences in a model


Hartry Field (Tarski's Theory of Truth [1972], 1)

Book Reference

'The Nature of Truth', ed/tr. Lynch, Michael P. [MIT 2001], p.369