Guiding Questions for Leeds' "Theories of Reference and Truth"

1. How do Tarskian definitions of reference and truth for a fragment of our own language in our own language work?

2. How could reference for a different language be defined in our language?

3. What is an SI-theory? How could we argue against this kind of theories?

4. What does Field's argument for the need of an SI-theory of truth consist in? How does Leeds reply to it?

5. What is the truth predicate useful for in natural language?

6. How is this utility to be explained? What is the difference between a theory of truth and a theory about the concept of truth?

7. Elaborate on the following claim: that truth is useful for reasons that are independent of whether English pictures the world should not prevent us from defining 'true' à la Tarski.