Semantics and Truth

  • Jan Woleński

Part of the Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science book series (LEUS, volume 45)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 331-375

About this book


The book provides a historical (with an outline of the history of the concept of truth from antiquity to our time) and systematic exposition of the semantic theory of truth formulated by Alfred Tarski in the 1930s. This theory became famous very soon and inspired logicians and philosophers. It has two different, but interconnected aspects: formal-logical and philosophical. The book deals with both, but it is intended mostly as a philosophical monograph. It explains Tarski’s motivation and presents discussions about his ideas (pro and contra) as well as points out various applications of the semantic theory of truth to philosophical problems (truth-criteria, realism and anti-realism, future contingents or the concept of correspondence between language and reality).


Semantic Theory of Truth Semantics and Logic Modern Mathematical Logic Concept of Satisfaction Carnap’s Idea of Explication Explicandum Explicans Transforming Philosophy into Science Mathematical Axiomatic Theory of Probability Truth in Ancient Philosophy German Philosophers on the Correspondence Formula Truth in 19th and 20th Century Tasks of Truth-Theories Propositional calculus: semantics How to Define Logic? Semantic Terminology Antinomies, Logical Types and Syntactic Categories Semantic Theory of Truth – Informal Aspects Formal Aspects of STT Tarski on Truth

Authors and affiliations

  • Jan Woleński
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  1. 1.Jagiellonian University (prof. emeritus)KrakówPoland

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