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Single Idea 2570

[catalogued under 3. Truth / F. Semantic Truth / 1. Tarski's Truth / a. Tarski's truth definition]

Full Idea

The definition of truth will have to be, Tarski argues, relative to a language, for one and the same sentence may be true in one language, and false or meaningless in another.


Tarski was a famous Polish logician (fl. c. 1944)

Gist of Idea

The same sentence could be true in one language and meaningless in another, so truth is language-relative


Susan Haack (Philosophy of Logics [1978], 7.5)

Book Reference

Haack,Susan: 'Philosophy of Logics' [CUP 1980], p.103