Single Idea 18531

[catalogued under 3. Truth / B. Truthmakers / 1. For Truthmakers]

Full Idea

For millenia, philosophers operated with an implicit conception of truthmaking, a conception that remained unarticulated only because it was part of the very fabric of philosophy.

Gist of Idea

Philosophers of the past took the truthmaking idea for granted


John Heil (The Universe as We Find It [2012], 07.2)

Book Reference

Heil,John: 'The Universe as We Find It' [OUP 2012], p.139

A Reaction

Presumably it is an advance that we have brought it out into the open, and subjected it to critical study. Does Heil want us to return to it being unquestioned? I like truthmaking, but that can't be right.