Single Idea 18863

[catalogued under 3. Truth / B. Truthmakers / 12. Rejecting Truthmakers]

Full Idea

What power will make true 'there could be a power that does not in fact exist'?

Gist of Idea

What is the truthmaker for a possible new power?


Jonathan Tallant (Metaphysics: an introduction [2011], 04.13)

Book Reference

Tallant,Jonathan: 'Metaphysics - an introduction' [Continuum 2011], p.90

A Reaction

Nice question. We can't know whether it is true that a new power could exist, so we can't expect an actual truthmaker for it. Though we might predict new powers (such as for a new transuranic element), on the basis of the known ones.