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Alfred Tarski Philosophy of Language and Logic

ISBN-10: 0230221211

ISBN-13: 9780230221215

Edition: 2012

Authors: Douglas Patterson

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List price: $99.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 2/10/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 262
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Douglas Patterson was born in Utah and grew up near Minneapolis, MN. Hestudied mathematics and philosophy at Reed College in Portland, OR, and earnedhis Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh. He currently teachesat Kansas State University where he is an associate professor.

Series Editor's Foreword
Introduction
Expressive and representational semantics
The received view
Themes
Intuitionistic Formalism
What was Intuitionistic Formalism?
A puzzle about concepts and definitions
Tarski, Lesniewski and Intuitionistic Formalism
Formalism
Lesniewski
Lesniewski's early work
Lesniewski's later work
Kotarbinski
Tarski in context
The axiomatic method
Monism vs tolerance
Five doctrines
Tarski's project
Tarski as Intuitionistic Formalist
The early metamathematical works
Axiomatizing consequence
Relativization to a deductive science
Explicit definition
Defining definition
Two conceptions of definition
Padoa's method
Categoricity and completeness of terms
Provable monotransformability
Absolute monotransformability
Theory and concept
Semantics
Philosophical resistance
The quantifier
Paradox
Mathematical acceptance
Intuitionistic Formalism in "On Definable Sets"
The intuitive notion of definability
Defining definable sets vs defining "Defines"
Truth
Convention T
Terminological notes
Truth in the Lvov-Warsaw school
Semantic concepts in a mathematical theory
T-sentences
Tarski's definitions
Truth for the language of the calculus of classes
Higher order and polyadicity
Domain relativization and consequence
Evaluating Tarski's account
Familiar questions
Tarskian definitions and Tarski's "theory"
Reduction and physicalism
Correspondence and deflationism
Indefinability and Inconsistency
Indefinability
Indefinability before 1931
Theorem I: textual issues
Theorem I and Intuitionistic Formalism
Axiomatic semantics
Inconsistency in everyday language
Inconsistent Kotarbinskian conventions
Tarski after Kotarbinski
Transitions: 1933-1935
The 1935 postscript
Carnap on analyticity and truth
The establishment of scientific semantics
Logical Consequence
Tarski's definition
Synopsis
Objections to Tarski's account
Consequence in Logical Syntax
L-consequence and condition F
Tractarianism in the Vienna circle
The overgeneration problem and domain variation
Domain variation
Consequence in G�del's completeness theorem
Tarski's fixed domain
The modality problem and "Tarski's Fallacy"
Modalities
Consequence and truth
Tarski's "must"
The formality problem and the logical constants
Constant and consequence
Anachronistic readings
Carnap on formality
The �-rule and G�del sentences
Antitractarianism and the nature of logic
Evaluating Tarski's account
The analytic problem
Eliminating transformation rules
Epistemic and generality conceptions of logic
Conclusion
Paris 1935 and the reception of semantics
Final remarks
Notes
Bibliography
Index