Ideas from 'Truth' by Michael Dummett [1959], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Truth and Other Enigmas' by Dummett,Michael [Duckworth 1978,0-7156-1650-1]].

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1. Philosophy / F. Analytic Philosophy / 2. Conceptual Analysis
To explain a concept, we need its purpose, not just its rules of usage
3. Truth / A. Truth Problems / 1. Truth
It is part of the concept of truth that we aim at making true statements
3. Truth / A. Truth Problems / 2. Defining Truth
We must be able to specify truths in a precise language, like winning moves in a game
3. Truth / F. Semantic Truth / 2. Semantic Truth
Tarski's truth is like rules for winning games, without saying what 'winning' means
18. Thought / E. Abstraction / 1. Abstract Thought
You can't infer a dog's abstract concepts from its behaviour