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Ideas of David Liggins, by Text

[British, fl. 2008, Lecturer at the University of Manchester.]

2008 Nihilism without Self-Contradiction
8 p.191 We should always apply someone's theory of meaning to their own utterances
8 p.192 We normally formalise 'There are Fs' with singular quantification and predication, but this may be wrong
9 p.193 Nihilists needn't deny parts - they can just say that some of the xs are among the ys
2012 Truth-makers and dependence
10.1 p.254 Truthmakers for existence is fine; otherwise maybe restrict it to synthetic truths?
10.3 n5 p.260 Either p is true or not-p is true, so something is true, so something exists
10.4 p.261 Necessities supervene on everything, but don't depend on everything
10.4 p.261 Value, constitution and realisation are non-causal dependences that explain
10.4 p.262 If explanations track dependence, then 'determinative' explanations seem to exist
10.5 p.263 'Because' can signal an inference rather than an explanation
10.6 p.264 Truth-maker theory can't cope with non-causal dependence
10.6 p.266 The dependence of {Socrates} on Socrates involves a set and a philosopher, not facts
10.8 p.270 Non-causal dependence is at present only dimly understood