Ideas of Marian David, by Theme

[American, fl. 2001, Professor at the University of Notre Dame.]

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3. Truth / A. Truth Problems / 2. Defining Truth
If truths are just identical with facts, then truths will make themselves true
3. Truth / B. Truthmakers / 2. Truthmaker Relation
Examples show that truth-making is just non-symmetric, not asymmetric
3. Truth / B. Truthmakers / 4. Truthmaker Necessitarianism
It is assumed that a proposition is necessarily true if its truth-maker exists
3. Truth / B. Truthmakers / 5. What Makes Truths / a. What makes truths
Two different propositions can have the same fact as truth-maker
3. Truth / B. Truthmakers / 5. What Makes Truths / b. Objects make truths
What matters is truth-making (not truth-makers)
3. Truth / B. Truthmakers / 11. Truthmaking and Correspondence
Correspondence theorists see facts as the only truth-makers
Correspondence is an over-ambitious attempt to explain truth-making
Correspondence is symmetric, while truth-making is taken to be asymmetric
3. Truth / C. Correspondence Truth / 1. Correspondence Truth
Correspondence theory likes ideal languages, that reveal the structure of propositions
3. Truth / C. Correspondence Truth / 2. Correspondence to Facts
One proposition can be made true by many different facts
What makes a disjunction true is simpler than the disjunctive fact it names
8. Modes of Existence / A. Relations / 4. Formal Relations / a. Types of relation
A reflexive relation entails that the relation can't be asymmetric