A portrait of Alfred Tarski

  title={A portrait of Alfred Tarski},
  author={Steven Givant},
  journal={The Mathematical Intelligencer},
  • S. Givant
  • Published 1 June 1991
  • Mathematics
  • The Mathematical Intelligencer
The Mystery of the Fifth Logical Notion (Alice in the Wonderful Land of Logical Notions)
Abstract We discuss a theory presented in a posthumous paper by Alfred Tarski entitled “What are logical notions?”. Although the theory of these logical notions is something outside of the main
Relation algebras of Sugihara, Belnap, Meyer, and Church
Polish Axiomatics and Its Truth - On Tarski’s Leśniewskian Background and the Ajdukiewicz Connection
Leśniewski used to say that he had 100 percent genius doctoral students, his only student being Alfred Tarski (Wolenski 1995, 68 note 11). According to unwritten sources,1 however, when Tarski’s The
Tarski ’ s Intuitive Notion of Set
Tarski did research on set theory and also used set theory in many of his emblematic writings. Yet his notion of set from the philosophical viewpoint was almost unknown. By studying mostly the
Godel, Tarski and Truth
  • J. Woleński
  • Philosophy
    Revue internationale de philosophie
  • 2005
This paper investigates the discovery of the truth-undefinability theorem. Although it is commonly attributed to Tarski, some historical data suggest that it was earlier discovered by Godel. The
Address at the Princeton University Bicentennial Conference on Problems of Mathematics (December 17–19, 1946), By Alfred Tarski
This article presents Tarski's Address at the Princeton Bicentennial Conference on Problems of Mathematics together with a separate summary of the discussion which followed.
Unifying threads in alfred tarski’s work