Do T-Theories Display Senses?

Peter Ludlow


[0] One of the central ideas in recent philosophy of language has been the notion that a semantic theory should take the form of a theory which delivers Tarskian truth conditions for sentences of the language under study. Much of the interest in such theories has stemmed from the suggestion that T-theories can deliver more than the truth conditions of expressions, but that they can deliver the truth conditions in a way that "shows" or "displays" the sense of the expressions. In this paper it is argued that while it might be advantageous if T-theories could display senses, it is in fact far from clear that they can display senses.