For keeping truth in truthmaking

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Abstract

Is the truthmaker principle a development of the correspondence theory of truth? So Armstrong introduced the truthmaker principle to us, but Lewis (2001) influentially argued that it is neither a correspondence theory nor a theory of truth. But the truthmaker principle can be correctly understood as a development of the correspondence theory if it?s conceived as incorporating the insight that truth is a relation between truth-bearers and something worldly. And we strengthen rather than weaken the plausibility of the truthmaker principle if we conceive of truth as performing a substantial rather than deflationary role in the truthmaker principle.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)686-695
Number of pages10
JournalAnalysis
Volume73
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2013