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Donald DavidsonMeaning, Truth, Language, and Reality$
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Ernie Lepore and Kirk Ludwig

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199251346

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0199251347.001.0001

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The Extensionality and Determination Problems

The Extensionality and Determination Problems

Chapter:
(p.101) 7 The Extensionality and Determination Problems
Source:
Donald Davidson
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Ernie Lepore (Contributor Webpage)

Kirk Ludwig (Contributor Webpage)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199251347.003.0007

Discusses the extensionality and determination problems for truth-theoretic semantics. The extensionality problem is how to impose a constraint on a truth theory that guarantees that it meets Tarski’s Convention T. The determination problem is the problem of specifying for a theory that meets Tarski’s Convention T which theorems can be used to interpret the sentences of the object language. Argues that nothing the theory states can solve the extensionality problem, but that one can state a condition on the theory that will solve the problem, and that the determination problem can be solved by specifying a canonical proof procedure for the theory.

Keywords:   canonical proof, intensional contexts, determination problem, extensionality problem

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