Single Idea 18860

[catalogued under 3. Truth / B. Truthmakers / 5. What Makes Truths / a. What makes truths]

Full Idea

A 'minimal' truth-maker is the 'smallest' portion of reality required to make a given proposition true.

Gist of Idea

A truthmaker is the minimal portion of reality that will do the job


Jonathan Tallant (Metaphysics: an introduction [2011], 01.2)

Book Reference

Tallant,Jonathan: 'Metaphysics - an introduction' [Continuum 2011], p.6

A Reaction

A nice suggestion. This seems to make Ockham's Razor an integral part of the theory of truth-makers. I would apply the same principle to explanations. An Ockhamist explanation is what explains the puzzling thing - and nothing else.