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Single Idea 4742

[catalogued under 3. Truth / C. Correspondence Truth / 1. Correspondence Truth]

Full Idea

In Armstrong's version of the correspondence theory, the truth-making relation is not one-one, but one-many or many-one. Thus 'p or q' has two truth makers, p and q.

Gist of Idea

Correspondence may be one-many or many one, as when either p or q make 'p or q' true


David M. Armstrong (A World of States of Affairs [1997], p.129), quoted by Pascal Engel - Truth Ch.1

Book Reference

Engel,Pascal: 'Truth' [Acumen 2002], p.22

A Reaction

Interesting. Armstrong deals in universals. He also cites many swans as truth-makers for 'there is a least one black swan'. Not correspondence as we know it, Jim.

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