Alfred Tarski

[Revised entry by Mario Gómez-Torrente on January 27, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Alfred Tarski (1901 - 1983) described himself as "a mathematician (as well as a logician, and
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[Revised entry by Mario Gómez-Torrente on January 27, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Alfred Tarski (1901 - 1983) described himself as "a mathematician (as well as a logician, and perhaps a philosopher of a sort)" (1944, p. 369). He is widely considered as one of the greatest logicians of the twentieth century (often regarded as second only to Godel), and thus as one of the greatest logicians of all time. Among philosophers he is especially known for his mathematical characterizations of the concepts of truth and logical consequence for...

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