Alfred Tarski

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Tarski, Alfred


Born Jan. 14, 1902, in Warsaw. Polish logician and mathematician.

Tarski emigrated to the USA in 1939. He has done important work in set theory, the theory of Boolean algebras, logics with formulas of infinite length, and other branches of mathematical logic and the foundations of mathematics. He has made basic contributions to model theory, logical semantics, metalogic, and the methodology of deductive sciences.


Undecidable Theories. New York, 1954. (With others.)
Logic, Semantics, Metamathematics. Oxford, 1956.
In Russian translation:
Vvedenie v logiku imetodologiiu deduktivnykh nauk. Moscow, 1948.
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4) Alfred Tarski, "The Semantic Conception of Truth and the Foundations of Semantics," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 4 (March, 1944): 343; emphasis in original.
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