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The Making of a Philosopher: My Journey Through Twentieth-Century Philosophy - Page 75
by Colin McGinn - 2003 - 256 pages
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Criticism and the Growth of Knowledge: Volume 4: Proceedings of the ...

Imre Lakatos (ed), Alan Musgrave - Philosophy - 1970 - 282 pages
...Tarski and is more fundamental. The semantic conception of truth is regularly epitomized in the example: ‘Snow is white' is true if and only if snow is white. To apply that conception in the comparison of two theories, one must therefore suppose that their proponents...
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Semantics and the Philosophy of Language: A Collection of Readings

Leonard Linsky - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1952 - 289 pages
..."p" by "Snow is white" and "X" by ""Snow is white"" we get the following equivalence of the form (T): "Snow is white" is true if, and only if, snow is white. Now a definition of truth will be materially adequate, according to Tarski, if and only if, every equivalence...
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Logical Theory and Semantic Analysis: Essays Dedicated to Stig Kanger on His ...

S. Stenlund, Ann-Mari Henschen-Dahlquist, SŤoren Stenlund, L. Lindahl, Jan Odelstad, L.Y Nordenfelt - Philosophy - 1974 - 225 pages
...say what it means to know it. This of course immediately leads to semantic discoveries of the type 'snow is white is true if and only if snow is white', but it also leads to an S. Stenlund (ed.). Logical Theory and Semantic Analysis, 163-174. All Rights...
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Why Does Language Matter to Philosophy?, Volume 121

Emeritus University Professor Ian Hacking, Ian Hacking - Philosophy - 1975 - 200 pages
...English, leading us to the seemingly silly T-sentence that Tarski made famous: (2) The English sentence 'Snow is white' is true if and only if snow is white. The bite, in our pair of requirements, comes with the constraint that for each sentence s of L, it...
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Sprachlogische Traktate des Mittelalters und der Semantikbegriff: ein ...

Heinz W. Enders - Philosophy, Medieval - 1975 - 248 pages
...definition of truth is to conform to our conception, it must imply the following equivalence: The sentence" 'snow is white' is true if, and only if, snow is white . . . Employing the mediaeval logical terminology we could also say, that on the right side the words...
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Treatise in Thirty Verses on Mere-consciousness: A Critical English ...

Swati Ganguly - Philosophy - 1992 - 271 pages
...truth-conditions of sentences as a series of equivalences. To give his own example : "The sentence 'snow is white' is true if, and only if, snow is white". This may be abbreviated into "'P' if, and only if, P", since the predicate 'is true' is redundant,...
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Semantics:

John Lyons, William Lyons - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1977 - 897 pages
...true if and only if x exists and has the property, f. As Tarski puts it, in his standard example: (Ņ) ‘Snow is white' is true if and only if snow is white. At first sight, this example looks singularly unhelpful as the basis upon which to build a formal theory...
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Semantic Theory

Ruth M. Kempson - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1977 - 216 pages
...therefore often opaque to linguists. The reaction of impatient dismissal however is not. The formula Snow is white is true if and only if snow is white is quite misleading if it is taken at face value as a simple pairing of a sequence of strings which...
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Semantics:

John Lyons - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1977 - 897 pages
...in truthconditional semantics of Tarski's formalization of the notion of truth. The sentence (3) ' Snow is white' is true if and only if snow is white is tacitly construed as if it expresses a tenseless, if not timeless, proposition and is being used...
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Ways of Worldmaking

Nelson Goodman - Philosophy - 1978 - 148 pages
...truth and tests for it may be slightly softened. First, and of least importance, the familiar dictum " 'Snow is white' is true if and only if snow is white" must be revised to something like " 'Snow is white' is true in a given world if and only if snow is...
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