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Truth Making

John Heil

in From an Ontological Point of View

Published in print May 2003 | ISBN: 9780199259748
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597657 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199259747.003.0007
 Truth Making

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Truths require truth‐makers; but what is it to be ‘made true’? One possibility: truth‐makers entail truths. I reject this account, arguing that entailment is a relation holding among representations, and suggesting that the entailment model owes its plausibility to an implicit acceptance of the Picture Theory.

Keywords: D. M. Armstrong; J. Bigelow; D. J. Chalmers; entailment; levels; C. B. Martin; Picture Theory; supervenience; totality fact; truth; truth‐making

Chapter.  5400 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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