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From an Ontological Point of View$
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John Heil

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199259748

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199259747.001.0001

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Truth Making

Truth Making

(p.61) Chapter 7 Truth Making
From an Ontological Point of View

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Truths require truth‐makers; but what is it to be ‘made true’? One possibility: truth‐makers entail truths. I reject this account, arguing that entailment is a relation holding among representations, and suggesting that the entailment model owes its plausibility to an implicit acceptance of the Picture Theory.

Keywords:   D. M. Armstrong, J. Bigelow, D. J. Chalmers, entailment, levels, C. B. Martin, Picture Theory, supervenience, totality fact, truth, truth‐making

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