An account of truthmaking

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Abstract

In this paper, I both propose and discuss a novel account of truthmaking. I begin by showing what truthmaking is not: it is not grounding and it is not correspondence. I then show what truthmaking is by offering an account that appeals both to grounding and what I call ‘deep correspondence’. After I present the account and show that it is an account that unifies, I put it to work by showing how it can overcome an objection to truthmaking, how we can get truthmaking from correspondence, what it says about truthmaker necessitation, and how it can explain a connection between truthmaker maximalism and pluralism about truth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSynthese
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018

Keywords

  • Deep correspondence
  • Dependence
  • Grounding
  • Truth
  • Truthmaking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Social Sciences(all)

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