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Single Idea 18696

[catalogued under 3. Truth / B. Truthmakers / 11. Truthmaking and Correspondence]

Full Idea

The sheer lack of structure demanded by truthmaker theorists means that it is easier to run model-theoretic arguments against them than against correspondence theorists.

Gist of Idea

The vagueness of truthmaker claims makes it easier to run anti-realist arguments


Tim Button (The Limits of Reason [2013], 02.3)

Book Reference

Button,Tim: 'The Limits of Realism' [OUP 2013], p.18

A Reaction

Truthmaking is a vague relation, where correspondence is fairly specific. Model arguments say you can keep the sentences steady, but shuffle around what they refer to.

Related Idea

Idea 18693 Indeterminacy arguments say if a theory can be made true, it has multiple versions [Button]