Single Idea 18859

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / E. Nature of Metaphysics / 1. Nature of Metaphysics]

Full Idea

In this book I will treat metaphysics as a quest for truthmakers.

Gist of Idea

Metaphysics is a quest for truthmakers


Jonathan Tallant (Metaphysics: an introduction [2011], 01)

Book Reference

Tallant,Jonathan: 'Metaphysics - an introduction' [Continuum 2011], p.3

A Reaction

I find this appealing, though obviously you have to say what sort of truthmakers generate 'metaphysical' truths, as opposed to physics or biology. I take it that would involve truthmakers that had a high level of generality, idealisation and abstraction.