Ideas from 'The Concept of Truth for Formalized Languages' by Alfred Tarski [1933], by Theme Structure
[found in 'Logic, Semantics, Metamathematics' by Tarski,Alfred [Hackett 1956,091514476x]].
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3. Truth / A. Truth Problems / 2. Defining Truth
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Tarski proved that truth cannot be defined from within a given theory

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'True sentence' has no use consistent with logic and ordinary language, so definition seems hopeless

3. Truth / F. Semantic Truth / 1. Tarski's Truth / a. Tarski's truth definition
16302

Tarski did not just aim at a definition; he also offered an adequacy criterion for any truth definition

15339

Tarski gave up on the essence of truth, and asked how truth is used, or how it functions

3. Truth / F. Semantic Truth / 1. Tarski's Truth / b. Satisfaction and truth
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Tarski uses sentential functions; truly assigning the objects to variables is what satisfies them

15365

We can define the truth predicate using 'true of' (satisfaction) for variables and some objects

3. Truth / F. Semantic Truth / 2. Semantic Truth
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A physicalist account must add primitive reference to Tarski's theory

16303

Tarski made truth respectable, by proving that it could be defined

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Physicalists should explain reference nonsemantically, rather than getting rid of it

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Tarski didn't capture the notion of an adequate truth definition, as Convention T won't prove noncontradiction

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Tarski had a theory of truth, and a theory of theories of truth

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Tarski's 'truth' is a precise relation between the language and its semantics

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Tarskian truth neglects the atomic sentences

3. Truth / G. Axiomatic Truth / 1. Axiomatic Truth
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Tarski's had the first axiomatic theory of truth that was minimally adequate

16306

Tarski defined truth, but an axiomatisation can be extracted from his inductive clauses

5. Theory of Logic / F. Referring in Logic / 1. Naming / c. Names as referential
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A name denotes an object if the object satisfies a particular sentential function

5. Theory of Logic / I. Semantics of Logic / 1. Semantics of Logic
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Tarski built a compositional semantics for predicate logic, from dependent satisfactions

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Tarksi invented the first semantics for predicate logic, using this conception of truth
