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Re: log:Truth rule

From: Story Henry <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2010 16:39:17 +0100
Cc: Jos De_Roo <jos.deroo@agfa.com>
Message-Id: <A690005F-E571-4D11-8FE9-608588936E94@bblfish.net>
To: public-cwm-talk@w3.org

On 27 Apr 2010, at 09:26, Story Henry wrote:

>>> Tarski's famous T-schema
>>> T: "P" is true iff P
>>> where
>>> "P" is a statement in the object language
>>> P is a statement in the meta-language
> Ok, I think I see where you may be getting at.
> That is we think of what is inside the { } brackets as the meaning of the sentence, 
> (the set of possible worlds in which the sentences inside the brackets are true), then
> "is True" is perhaps the wrong predicate, as far as it does not seem to be getting us from
> meta language to object language but from meaning to object language. Ie, instead of 
> having a relation that goes from sentences to meaning, we have something that goes from 
> meaning to fact. (what is in my graph is a fact for the person believing the graph).
> In that case log:Truth is more like a modal concept, and really means "is Actual". 
> So from the perspective of any graph, what is stated therein is something that is 
> thought to be True in the actual world, and so which could have direct behavioural 
> implications. Being Actual is an indexical into possible worlds, just like 'here' 
> is an indexical in space, and 'now' in time, and 'I' for the subject.
> So perhaps { jack loves jane } a log:Actual is what we want (interesting how the word
> Act appears in Actual)

In fact come to think of it log:semantics is in fact Tarski's function T (or at least sufficiently
similar, that people like Donald Davidson then built a theory of meaning on it), as it relates strings to meanings. And log:Truth should be as stated above log:Actual .

Anyway, it does not matter as we know what our actual URLs do - but wait, that is language as use!


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