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Single Idea 10749

[catalogued under 3. Truth / B. Truthmakers / 7. Making Modal Truths]

Full Idea

The definition of truth-makers entails that a truth-maker for a given necessary truth is equally a truth-maker for every other necessary truth.

Gist of Idea

Necessary truths seem to all have the same truth-maker


Alex Oliver (The Metaphysics of Properties [1996], 24)

Book Reference

-: 'Mind' [-], p.73

A Reaction

Maybe we could accept this. Necessary truths concern the way things have to be, so all realities will embody them. Are we to say that nothing makes a necessary truth true?