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Single Idea 10824

[catalogued under 3. Truth / F. Semantic Truth / 2. Semantic Truth]

Full Idea

By similar standards of reduction to Tarski's, one might prove witchcraft compatible with physicalism, as long as witches cast only a finite number of spells. We merely list witch-and-victim pairs, with no mention of the terms of witchcraft theory.

Gist of Idea

If listing equivalences is a reduction of truth, witchcraft is just a list of witch-victim pairs

Source

comment on Alfred Tarski (The Semantic Conception of Truth [1944], 04) by Hartry Field - Tarski's Theory of Truth 4

Book Reference

'The Nature of Truth', ed/tr. Lynch, Michael P. [MIT 2001], p.387