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    A correspondence theory of exemplification

    Hossack, Keith (2013) A correspondence theory of exemplification. Axiomathes 23 (2), pp. 365-380. ISSN 1122-1151.

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    What is exemplification? A proposition that attributes a property to an object is true if the object exemplifies the property. But according to the correspondence theory, a proposition is true if the corresponding fact exists. So if the correspondence theory is correct, an exemplification of a temporal property by an object is simply the concrete circumstance of the object’s having the property. But since not all properties are temporal, not all exemplifications are circumstances, and we need to recognise timeless as well as temporal facts. This distinction allows us to solve the problem of converse relations, and to give an account of the logically complex facts which deduction allows us to know.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Universal, Property, Relation, Truth, Fact, Event, State, Converse relation, Passive, Russellian proposition, Plato, Correspondence, Set
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2013 07:58
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:05


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