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Single Idea 16340

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

Full Idea

Considering the truth axioms in the absence of a base theory is not very sensible because characteristically truth theoretic reasoning arises from the interplay of the truth axioms with the base theory.

Gist of Idea

Truth axioms need a base theory, because that is where truth issues arise


Volker Halbach (Axiomatic Theories of Truth [2011], 21.2)

Book Reference

Halbach,Volker: 'Axiomatic Theories of Truth' [CUP 2011], p.314

A Reaction

The base theory usually seems to be either Peano arithmetic or set theory. We might say that introverted thought (e.g. in infants) has little use for truth; it is when you think about the world that truth becomes a worry.