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Hartry Field

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199230747

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230747.001.0001

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Self‐Reference and Tarski's Theorem

Self‐Reference and Tarski's Theorem

(p.23) 1 Self‐Reference and Tarski's Theorem
Saving Truth From Paradox

Hartry Field (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter is an exposition of Tarski's theory of truth, focusing largely on the undefinability theorem and its significance. It includes a discussion of ‘the Tarski hierarchy’, and of the idea that there is an indefinitely extensible class of truth predicates, and of axiomatic characterization of truth as opposed to explicit definition.

Keywords:   Tarski, undefinability, self-reference, explicit definition, inductive definition, restricted language, indefinite extensibility, axiomatic truth theories

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