Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Theory of truth / Davidson / Fodor / Lepore: a theory of truth is extensionally adequate when all of its T-sentences are true. - Problem: this is not sufficient E.g. the equivalence of "Snow is white" and "Grass is green" - solution:. materially adequate instead of extensionally adequate. - That is, that P must be a translation of S - This is Tarski s Convention T. - problem: "Translation" - "adequate", "synonym", etc. unclear. - Problem: when radical interpretation would be defined by material adequacy, it would be impossible. - Solution / Davidson: truth as the fundamental concept.

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J. Fodor/E. Lepore
Holism Cambridge USA Oxford UK 1992

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-25