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Single Idea 13469

[catalogued under 3. Truth / C. Correspondence Truth / 2. Correspondence to Facts]

Full Idea

It is an ancient and honourable view that truth is correspondence to fact; Tarski showed us how to do without facts here.

Gist of Idea

Tarski showed how we could have a correspondence theory of truth, without using 'facts'


William D. Hart (The Evolution of Logic [2010], 2)

Book Reference

Hart,W.D.: 'The Evolution of Logic' [CUP 2010], p.36

A Reaction

This is a very interesting spin on Tarski, who certainly seems to endorse the correspondence theory, even while apparently inventing a new 'semantic' theory of truth. It is controversial how far Tarski's theory really is a 'correspondence' theory.