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REREADING TARSKI ON LOGICAL CONSEQUENCE

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 July 2009

MARIO GÓMEZ-TORRENTE
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Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
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Abstract

I argue that recent defenses of the view that in 1936 Tarski required all interpretations of a language to share one same domain of quantification are based on misinterpretations of Tarski’s texts. In particular, I rebut some criticisms of my earlier attack on the fixed-domain exegesis and I offer a more detailed report of the textual evidence on the issue than in my earlier work. I also offer new considerations on subsisting issues of interpretation concerning Tarski’s views on the logical correctness of certain omega-arguments, on the Tarskian proof that Etchemendy took to be modal and fallacious, and on Tarski’s appeals to the “common concept of consequence”.

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