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The World in the Head$
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Robert Cummins

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199548033

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199548033.001.0001

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Truth and Meaning

Truth and Meaning

(p.152) 10 Truth and Meaning
The World in the Head

Robert Cummins

Oxford University Press

This chapter talks about Donald Davidson's article Truth and Meaning, which revolutionized the conception of how truth and meaning are related. In Truth and Meaning, Davidson put forward the bold conjecture that meanings are satisfaction conditions and that a Tarskian theory of truth for a language is a theory of meaning. Davidson proposed that the finite base of a Tarskian theory, together with familiar combinatorics, would explain how a language with unbounded expressive capacity could be learned with finite means.

Keywords:   Donald Davidson, Truth and Meaning, Tarskian theory, theory of meaning, combinatorics, finite means

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