Against Truthmaker Necessitarianism

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title = "Against Truthmaker Necessitarianism",
abstract = "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{\textquoteright}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.",
author = "Robin Stenwall",
year = "2016",
doi = "10.2143/LEA.233.0.3149530",
language = "English",
volume = "59",
pages = "37--54",
journal = "Logique et Analyse",
issn = "0024-5836",
publisher = "Centre national belge de recherche de logique",
number = "233",