Single Idea 10820

[catalogued under 3. Truth / A. Truth Problems / 9. Rejecting Truth]

Full Idea

In the early 1930s many philosophers believed that the notion of truth could not be incorporated into a scientific conception of the world.

Gist of Idea

In the early 1930s many philosophers thought truth was not scientific

Source

Hartry Field (Tarski's Theory of Truth [1972], 3)

Book Reference

'The Nature of Truth', ed/tr. Lynch, Michael P. [MIT 2001], p.375


A Reaction

This leads on to an account of why Tarski's formal version was so important, and Field emphasises Tarski's physicalist metaphysic.