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Single Idea 18472

[catalogued under 7. Existence / C. Structure of Existence / 1. Grounding / a. Nature of grounding]

Full Idea

Some philosophers define 'grounding' in terms of 'truth-making', rather than the other way around.

Gist of Idea

Which has priority - 'grounding' or 'truth-making'?


Fraser MacBride (Truthmakers [2013], 1.6)

Book Reference

'Stanford Online Encyclopaedia of Philosophy', ed/tr. Stanford University [], p.10

A Reaction

[Cameron exemplifies the first, and Schaffer the second] I would have thought that grounding was in the world, but truth-making required the introduction of propositions about the world by minds, so grounding is prior. Schaffer is right.

Related Idea

Idea 18480 Maybe it only exists if it is a truthmaker (rather than the value of a variable)? [MacBride]