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Truthmaker necessitarianism and maximalism

Cameron, R.P. (2005) Truthmaker necessitarianism and maximalism. Logique et Analyse, 48. pp. 43-56. ISSN 0024-5836

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Abstract

In this paper I examine two principles of orthodox truthmaker theory: truthmaker maximalism - the doctrine that every (contingent) truth has a truthmaker, and truthmaker necessitarianism - the doctrine that the existence of a truthmaker necessitates the truth of any proposition which it in fact makes true. I argue that maximalism should be rejected and that once it is we only have reason to hold a restricted form of necessitarianism.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: This is an author produced version of a paper subsequently published in Logique-et-Analyse. Uploaded with permission from the publisher.
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Arts (Leeds) > School of Humanities (Leeds) > School of Philosophy (Leeds)
Depositing User: Leeds Philosophy Department
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2007 12:01
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 18:16
Status: Published
Publisher: National Centre for Logical Investigation
Refereed: Yes
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/3217

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