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The least discerning and most promiscuous truthmaker

Schaffer, Jonathan


I argue that the one and only truthmaker is the world. This view can be seen as arising from (i) the view that truthmaking is a relation of grounding holding between true propositions and fundamental entities, together with (ii) the view that the world is the one and only fundamental entity. I argue that this view provides an elegant and economical account of the truthmakers, while solving the problem of negative existentials, in a way that proves ontologically revealing.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Philosophical Quarterly, The
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9213.2009.612.x


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