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C. B. Martin

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199234103

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234103.001.0001

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Truthmaking and Disposition Lines: From Quark to Colleague

Truthmaking and Disposition Lines: From Quark to Colleague

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(p.24) 3 Truthmaking and Disposition Lines: From Quark to Colleague
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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234103.003.0003

This chapter argues against the use of possible worlds both as truthmakers and as truth bearers. It focuses on the possible worlds theorizing of David Lewis. Lewis was chosen because he puts possible worlds to both of the purposes discussed above, and because he is among the few ontologically candid advocates of possible worlds as truthmakers. It is argued that we can trust Lewis's and that instead of ‘possible worlds’, we should speak of ‘alternative (to ours) worlds’.

Keywords:   possible worlds, truthmakers, truth bearers, David Lewis

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