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Against Truthmaker Necessitarianism

Stenwall, Robin LU (2016) In Logique et Analyse 59(233). p.37-54
Abstract
This paper is an argument against Truthmaker Necessitarianism — the doctrine that the existence of a truthmaker necessitates the truth of the proposition it makes true. Armstrong’s sufficiency argument for necessitarianism is examined and shown to be question begging. It is then argued in detail that truthmaking is a matter of grounding truth and that grounding is a dependency relation that neither entails nor reduces to necessitation.
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Logique et Analyse
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59
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233
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37 - 54
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Centre national belge de recherche de logique
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0024-5836
DOI
10.2143/LEA.233.0.3149530
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English
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  author       = {Stenwall, Robin},
  issn         = {0024-5836},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {233},
  pages        = {37--54},
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  series       = {Logique et Analyse},
  title        = {Against Truthmaker Necessitarianism},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.2143/LEA.233.0.3149530},
  volume       = {59},
  year         = {2016},
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