Single Idea 15549

[catalogued under 3. Truth / B. Truthmakers / 6. Making Negative Truths]

Full Idea

If there was absolutely nothing at all, then it would have been true that there was nothing. Would there have been a truthmaker for this truth?

Gist of Idea

If it were true that nothing at all existed, would that have a truthmaker?


David Lewis (A world of truthmakers? [1998], p.220)

Book Reference

Lewis,David: 'Papers in Metaphysics and Epistemology' [CUP 1999], p.220

A Reaction

This is a problem for Lewis's own claim that 'truth supervenes on being', as well as the more restricted truthmakers invoked by Armstrong.