Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Homophony, philosophy: The special meaning of the concept of homophony in the philosophical discussion about the theory of truth by Tarski is that there must be an additional condition that excludes irrelevant cases. The example "snow is white" is true if and only if snow is white, but it is also true if on the right side of equivalence stands "... if grass is green". This is due to the weak norm of equivalence ("if and only if") which merely requires that both sides are true or both sides are false. The condition of the homophony now requires (a) that the sentence of the left-hand side is repeated on the right-hand side, and (b) that the sentences on both sides come from the same language. See also Theory of truth, truth conditions.
Author Item    More concepts for author
Field, Hartry Homophony   Field, Hartry
Kripke, Saul Aaron Homophony   Kripke, Saul Aaron

Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-29