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Single Idea 15547

[catalogued under 3. Truth / B. Truthmakers / 6. Making Negative Truths]

Full Idea

Armstrong offers 'totality facts' (complete states of affairs) as truthmakers for negative existentials, and for negated predications.


A 'negative existential' denies the existence of something

Gist of Idea

Negative existentials have 'totality facts' as truthmakers


report of David M. Armstrong (A Combinatorial Theory of Possibility [1989]) by David Lewis - Armstrong on combinatorial possibility 'The demand'

Book Reference

Lewis,David: 'Papers in Metaphysics and Epistemology' [CUP 1999], p.205