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Truth Making

John Heil

in From an Ontological Point of View

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199259748
eISBN:
9780191597657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259747.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

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, ... More


Conceptual Idealism Without Ontological Idealism: Why Idealism Is True After All

Thomas Hofweber

in Idealism: New Essays in Metaphysics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198746973
eISBN:
9780191863622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746973.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Idealism in its strong form is the view that our human minds in particular, not just minds in general, are metaphysically central to reality, somehow. This chapter presents an argument for this ... More


Negative Truth

Stephen Mumford

in Absence and Nothing: The Philosophy of What There is Not

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780198831532
eISBN:
9780191869303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831532.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Truths are supposed to be made true by something that exists, such as a fact, according to truthmaker theory. What, though, of apparent truths concerning what is not the case? How can they be made ... More


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