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Tarski, Alfred (1901–83)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-Y085-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Article Summary

Alfred Tarski was a Polish mathematician and logician. He worked in metamathematics and semantics, set theory, algebra and the foundations of geometry. Some of his logical works, in particular his definition of truth, were also significant contributions to philosophy. He was a successful teacher and a master of writing simply and with great clarity about complicated matters.

Citing this article:
Murawski, Roman. Tarski, Alfred (1901–83), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-Y085-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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