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Single Idea 18870

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

Full Idea

One view says truthmaker theory stands or falls with the correspondence theory of truth, because the truthmaker for p is just the portion of reality that p corresponds to: truthmaker and correspondence can be conversely defined.

Gist of Idea

Maybe truthmaking and correspondence stand together, and are interdefinable


Ross P. Cameron (Truthmakers, Realism and Ontology [2008], 'Max and Nec')

Book Reference

'Being: Developments in Contemporary Metaphysics', ed/tr. Le Poidevin,R [CUP 2008], p.108

A Reaction

The normal view, which I prefer, is that correspondence is a particular theory of truthmaking, invoking a precise 'correspondence' relation. Hence abolishing correspondence would not abolish truthmaking, if you had a rival account.