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Single Idea 15648

[catalogued under 3. Truth / G. Axiomatic Truth / 1. Axiomatic Truth]

Full Idea

The axiomatic approach does not presuppose that truth can be defined. Instead, a formal language is expanded by a new primitive predicate of truth, and axioms for that predicate are then laid down.

Gist of Idea

Instead of a truth definition, add a primitive truth predicate, and axioms for how it works


Volker Halbach (Axiomatic Theories of Truth (2005 ver) [2005], 1)

Book Reference

'Stanford Online Encyclopaedia of Philosophy', ed/tr. Stanford University [], p.2

A Reaction

Idea 15647 explains why Halbach thinks the definition route is no good.

Related Idea

Idea 15647 Truth definitions don't produce a good theory, because they go beyond your current language [Halbach]