Single Idea 10847

[catalogued under 3. Truth / B. Truthmakers / 2. Truthmaker Relation]

Full Idea

Instances of the truthmaker principle are equivalent to biconditionals not about truth but about the existential grounding of all manner of other things; the flying pigs, or what-have-you.

Gist of Idea

Truthmakers are about existential grounding, not about truth


David Lewis (Forget the 'correspondence theory of truth' [2001])

Book Reference

-: 'Analysis' [-], p.279

A Reaction

The question then is what the difference is between 'existential grounding' and 'truth'. There wouldn't seem to be any difference at all if the proposition in question was a simple existential claim.