In defence of an argument against truthmaker maximalism

Jerzy Gołosz

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/LLP.2014.018

Abstract


The paper analyses the argument proposed by Milne (2005) against truthmaker maximalism and shows that the objections raised to this argument by de Sa and Zardini, and Rodriguez-Pereyra are misguided because the first one misuses the vagueness of some terms; and the second one is based on a fallacy of petitio principii (this is exactly the same type of objection as it was raised by Rodriguez-Pereyra against the Milne’s argument).

Keywords


truthmakers; truthmaker maximalism; Milne; de Sa; Zardini;Rodriguez-Pereyra

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