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Single Idea 10750

[catalogued under 3. Truth / B. Truthmakers / 12. Rejecting Truthmakers]

Full Idea

Slingshot Argument: if truth-makers work for equivalent sentences and co-referring substitute sentences, then if 'the numbers + S1 = the numbers' has a truth-maker, then 'the numbers + S2 = the numbers' will have the same truth-maker.

Gist of Idea

Slingshot Argument: seems to prove that all sentences have the same truth-maker


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

Book Reference

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

A Reaction

[compressed] Hence every sentence has the same truth-maker! Truth-maker fans must challenge one of the premises.

Related Idea

Idea 19166 The Slingshot assumes substitutions give logical equivalence, and thus identical correspondence [Davidson]