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Single Idea 13247

[catalogued under 3. Truth / B. Truthmakers / 5. What Makes Truths / b. Objects make truths]

Full Idea

The truthmaker thesis is that an object is a truthmaker for a sentence if and only if its existence entails the sentence.

Gist of Idea

A truthmaker is an object which entails a sentence


JC Beall / G Restall (Logical Pluralism [2006], 5.5.3)

Book Reference

Beall,J/Restall,G: 'Logical Pluralism' [OUP 2006], p.57

A Reaction

The use of the word 'object' here is even odder than usual, and invites many questions. And the 'only if' seems peculiar, since all sorts of things can make a sentence true. 'There is someone in the house' for example.