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

Full Idea

In the light of incompleteness phenomena, one should not expect a categorical axiomatisation of truth to be feasible, but this should not keep one from studying axiomatic theories of truth (or of arithmetic).

Gist of Idea

We know a complete axiomatisation of truth is not feasible


Volker Halbach (Axiomatic Theories of Truth [2011], 3)

Book Reference

Halbach,Volker: 'Axiomatic Theories of Truth' [CUP 2011], p.23

A Reaction

This, of course, is because of Gödel's famous results. It is important to be aware in this field that there cannot be a dream of a final theory, so we are just seeing what can be learned about truth.