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Alfred Tarski

Alfred Tarski (1901 - 1983) was a Polish logician considered to be one of the greatest logicians of all time in a manner after Aristotle, Gottlob Frege, and Kurt Gödel.

Tarski made contributions to algebra, measure theory, mathematical logic, set theory and metamathematics. See Truth for a brief description of the "Convention T" standard in his "inductive definition of truth": an important contribution to symbolic logic and the philosophy of language.

External link: MacTutor (http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Tarski) article by J J O'Connor and E F Robertson



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