Truthmaker explanations

In Jean-Maurice Monnoyer (ed.), Metaphysics and Truthmakers. Ontos Verlag. pp. 79-98 (2007)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Abstract
This paper is a fresh attempt to articulate the role of a theory of truthmakers. We argue that truthmaker theory constitutes a cornerstone of good methodology in metaphysics, but that a conflation of truthmaker theory with the theory of truth has been responsible for certain excesses associated with truthmaker-based approaches in the recent literature. If truthmaker theory is not a component of a theory of truth, then truthmaker maximalism – the view that every truth has a truthmaker – loses its primary motivation. More generally, if the task of truthmaker theory is not to provide a definition or account of truth in truthmaker terms, there is no pressing need for hard, a priori principles stating which truths have truthmakers and which do not.
Keywords
No keywords specified (fix it)
PhilPapers/Archive ID
SMITE-2
Upload history
Archival date: 2019-07-22
View other versions
Added to PP index
2014-01-28

Total views
127 ( #33,800 of 55,853 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
15 ( #40,709 of 55,853 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.