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    Truth without truthmaking entities

    Hornsby, Jennifer (2005) Truth without truthmaking entities. In: Beebee, H. and Dodd, J. (eds.) Truthmakers: The Contemporary Debate. Mind Association occasional series. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, pp. 33-48. ISBN 9780199283569.

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    This chapter replies to arguments, advanced by Gonzalo Rodriguez–Pereyra, for thinking that the intuitions that have inspired theories of truthmaking cannot be accommodated without commitment to truth-making entities. It contains a suggestion about why, even if there are no entities that make propositions true, we should nonetheless be apt to think of truth as grounded (and thus of ‘truthmaking’). The advocates of truthmakers engage sometimes in a specifically ontological enquiry of a wide-ranging sort, sometimes in the project of understanding truth. Inasmuch as Rodriguez–Pereyra's manner of defending a truthmaker principle makes connections with both of these projects, the objections to his account made in the chapter rebound on them both.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): ontological enquiry, propositions, Gonzalo Rodriguez–Pereyra, truth, truthmakers, truthmaking entities, intuitions
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Jen Hornsby
    Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2005
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 16:46


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