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Single Idea 18384

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

Full Idea

It seems reasonable to say that a truthmaker for a contingent truth is also a truthmaker for the truth that the contradictory of that truth is possible.

Gist of Idea

One truthmaker will do for a contingent truth and for its contradictory


David M. Armstrong (Truth and Truthmakers [2004], 07.2)

Book Reference

Armstrong,D.M.: 'Truth and Truthmakers' [CUP 2004], p.84

A Reaction

The truthmaker will have to be not only some fact, but also the additional fact that it is contingent, in order to generate the possibility of the contradictory.