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New Essays on Tarski and Philosophy$
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Douglas Patterson

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199296309

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296309.001.0001

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Tarski's Theory of Definition

Tarski's Theory of Definition

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(p.94) 5 Tarski's Theory of Definition
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New Essays on Tarski and Philosophy
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Wilfrid Hodges

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296309.003.0005

This chapter collects and examines Tarski's remarks on definition. Influences on Tarski from Lesniewski, Kotarbinski and others are discussed, and Tarski's remarks on Padoa's method are examined at length. A timeline for the development of Tarski's definition of truth is suggested, and various strands in the development of model-theoretic techniques in Tarski's work are presented.

Keywords:   Tarski, Lesniewski, Kotarbinski, Padoa, definition of truth

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