Against Truthmaker Necessitarianism

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This paper is an argument against Truthmaker Necessitarianism — the doctrine that the existence of a truthmaker necessitates the truth of the proposition it makes true. Armstrong’s sufficiency argument for necessitarianism is examined and shown to be question begging. It is then argued in detail that truthmaking is a matter of grounding truth and that grounding is a dependency relation that neither entails nor reduces to necessitation.


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  • Philosophy
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-54
JournalLogique et Analyse
Issue number233
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication categoryResearch

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