Single Idea 10846

[catalogued under 3. Truth / B. Truthmakers / 11. Truthmaking and Correspondence]

Full Idea

The truthmaker principle seems to be a version of the correspondence theory of truth, but differs mostly in denying that the correspondence of truths to facts must be one-to-one.

Gist of Idea

Truthmaker is correspondence, but without the requirement to be one-to-one


David Lewis (Forget the 'correspondence theory of truth' [2001], p.277)

Book Reference

-: 'Analysis' [-], p.277

A Reaction

In other words, several different sentences might have exactly the same truthmaker.