Theories of Truth National Taiwan University
。 Introduction: The concept of truth and the traditional debates over the nature of truth Unit 1 Semantic conception of truth 1.1 Tarski's semantic theory of truth Tarski, A. (1944), 'The semantic conception of truth', Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, vol. 4 (1944), 341-76; reprinted in Semantics and the philosophy of language, L. Linsky (ed.), Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1952,13-47; also reprinted in Alfred Tarski - Collected Papers, Vol. 2: 1935-44, S. R. Givant and R. N. McKenzie (eds.), Basel: Birkh?user Verlag, 1986, 661-99. ----- (1969), 'Truth and proof', in Fundamental Problems in Philosophy, O. Haufling (ed.), Oxford: Blackwell and Mott, 1973, a revision of one of the same title originally appeared in Scientific American, vol. 6 (1969), 63-77 (reprinted in A Philosophical Companion to First-order Logic, edited with an overview by R. I. G. Hughes, Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, 1993, 101-125); reprinted in Alfred Tarski ?Collected Papers, Vol. 4: 1958-79, S. R. Givant and R. N. McKenzie (eds.), Basel: Birkh?user Verlag, 1986, 399-423. 1.2 Hartry Field on Tarski's semantic conception of truth Field, H. (1972/), 'Tarski's theory of truth', The Journal of Philosophy, (1972); reprinted in Reference, Truth and Reality, M. Platts (ed.), London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1980, 83-110; also reprinted with Postscript in Truth and the Absence of Fact, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2001, 3-29. 1.3 Austin's semantic account of truth Austin, J. L (1950), 'Truth', Aristotelian Society, suppl. vol.24 (1950), 111-29; reprinted in Truth, G. Pitcher (ed.), Oxford: Clarendon, 1964, 18-31; also reprinted in Truth, S. Blackburn and K. Simmons (eds.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999, 149-61. Strawson, P. F. (1950), 'Truth', Aristotelian Society, suppl. vol. 24 (1950), 129-56; reprinted in G. Pitcher (ed.) Truth, Oxford: Clarendon, 1964; also reprinted in Truth, S. Blackburn and K. Simmons (eds.), Oxford: Oxford University
The course is the third part of the series of tutorial-based courses on fundamental topics in the philosophy of language and logic. We shall examine a variety of account /theories of truth and related topics.
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Chin Mu Yang
(College of Liberal Arts) Graduate Institute of Philosophy
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