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Single Idea 17962

[catalogued under 3. Truth / B. Truthmakers / 3. Truthmaker Maximalism]

Full Idea

Item x is said to be a sufficient truth-maker for truth-bearer p just in case necessarily if x exists then p is true. ...Every truth has a sufficient truth-maker. Hence, I take it, the sum of all sufficient truth-makers is a universal truth-maker.

Gist of Idea

The truth-maker principle is that every truth has a sufficient truth-maker


Peter Forrest (General Facts,Phys Necessity, and Metaph of Time [2006], 1)

Book Reference

'Oxford Studies in Metaphysics vol.2', ed/tr. Zimmerman,Dean W. [OUP 2006], p.137

A Reaction

Note that it is not 'necessary', because something else might make p true instead.