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Single Idea 18880

[catalogued under 3. Truth / B. Truthmakers / 5. What Makes Truths / a. What makes truths]

Full Idea

Rivals to the truthmaker claim that facts about what there is are the truthmakers, there are theories that add facts about how the things are, or add dispositional facts, or modal facts, or haecceitistic facts, or maybe moral facts.


'haecceities' are like bare identities

Gist of Idea

Rather than what exists, some claim that the truthmakers are ways of existence, dispositions, modalities etc


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

Book Reference

'Being: Developments in Contemporary Metaphysics', ed/tr. Le Poidevin,R [CUP 2008], p.125

A Reaction

[compressed] He seems to think his version has a monopoly on truthmaking, but I don't see why these other theories shouldn't count as truthmaking. The truthmaker for 'live grenades are dangerous' is not just the existence of grenades.