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Tarski’s Engagement with Philosophy

  • Paolo Mancosu
Part of the Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science book series (LEUS, volume 16)

Tarski’s legacy to contemporary philosophy is huge. His epoch making works on truth and logical consequence are still widely discussed and represent key reference points in the area of history and philosophy of logic, philosophy of language and philosophy of science. Yet, however charged with philosophical potential, his papers cannot be said to provide a picture of Tarski as a general philosopher. When it comes to philosophical views, Tarski was extremely reticent to put anything in print and even those who knew him well, such as Mostowski, were unable to distil much out of his published writings.

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Logical Positivist Philosophical View Predicate Variable Vienna Circle Empirical Hypothesis 
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  • Paolo Mancosu
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  1. 1.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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