Against Truthmaker Necessitarianism

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Against Truthmaker Necessitarianism. / Stenwall, Robin.

In: Logique et Analyse, Vol. 59, No. 233, 2016, p. 37-54.

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Stenwall, Robin. / Against Truthmaker Necessitarianism. In: Logique et Analyse. 2016 ; Vol. 59, No. 233. pp. 37-54.

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T1 - Against Truthmaker Necessitarianism

AU - Stenwall, Robin

PY - 2016

Y1 - 2016

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

U2 - 10.2143/LEA.233.0.3149530

DO - 10.2143/LEA.233.0.3149530

M3 - Article

VL - 59

SP - 37

EP - 54

JO - Logique et Analyse

JF - Logique et Analyse

SN - 0024-5836

IS - 233

ER -