|General validity: within a calculus a formula that is satisfied by any interpretation (variable assignment with expressions for objects) is valid. See also satisfaction, satisfiability, interpretation._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.|
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Structurally valid/Davidson: inferences which involve only truth theory plus translation rules without truth conditions?
Inference-patterns are the same for object language and meta language .
s.v. A: if truth is defined directly: for each set S and S*, S and S* is true if and only if S is true and S* is true.
B: if truth is not defined directly: if F (S) is a sentence in the fragment that is mapped to S, through the translation rules, then S1, ... Sn-1 formally include Sn, if and only if F (S 1), ... F (n-1 formally include F (Sn) ._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
G. Evans/J. McDowell
Truth and Meaning Oxford 1977
The Varieties of Reference (Clarendon Paperbacks) Oxford 1989