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Truthmaking without necessitation

Briggs, Rachael

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I propose an account truthmaking that provides truthmakers for negative truths. The account replaces Truthmaker Necessitarianism with a "Duplication Principle", according to which a suitable entity T is a truthmaker for a proposition p just in case the existence of an appropriate counterpart of T entails the truth of p, where the counterpart relation is cashed out in terms of qualitative duplication. My account captures an intuitive notion of truthmakers as "things the way they are", validates...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/70015
Source: Synthese
DOI: 10.1007/s11229-012-0093-z

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