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Single Idea 18881

[catalogued under 7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 2. Realism]

Full Idea

The analytic commitment of realism is that truths are grounded in the world.

Gist of Idea

For realists it is analytic that truths are grounded in the world


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

Certain fifth-level truths might be a long way from the actual world, and deeply interfused with human concepts and theories. Negative truths must be fitted into this picture.

Related Idea

Idea 18878 Realism says truths rest on mind-independent reality; truthmaking theories are about which features [Cameron]