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Single Idea 18490

[catalogued under 3. Truth / B. Truthmakers / 12. Rejecting Truthmakers]

Full Idea

Maybe the truth-maker panegyrists have misconstrued the logical form of 'makes true'. They have taken it to be a verb like 'x hits y', when really it is akin to the connective '→' or 'because'.


'panegyrists' are enthusiasts

Gist of Idea

Maybe 'makes true' is not an active verb, but just a formal connective like 'because'?


Fraser MacBride (Truthmakers [2013], 3.7)

Book Reference

'Stanford Online Encyclopaedia of Philosophy', ed/tr. Stanford University [], p.26

A Reaction

[He cites Melia 2005] This isn't any sort of refutation of truth-making, but an offer of how to think of the phenomenon if you reject the big principle. I like truth-making, but resist the 'makes' that brings unthought propositions into existence.

Related Idea

Idea 18489 Connectives link sentences without linking their meanings [MacBride]