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Ideas of John Etchemendy, by Text

[American, b.1952, Professor and Provost of Stanford University.]

1988 Tarski on Truth and Logical Consequence
p.60 p.24 We can get a substantive account of Tarski's truth by adding primitive 'true' to the object language
p.61 p.167 'Snow is white' depends on meaning; whether snow is white depends on snow
1999 The Concept of Logical Consequence
p.238 Validity is where either the situation or the interpretation blocks true premises and false conclusion
p.238 Etchemendy says fix the situation and vary the interpretation, or fix interpretations with varying situations