Single Idea 18866

[catalogued under 3. Truth / B. Truthmakers / 3. Truthmaker Maximalism]

Full Idea

We might say that those truths that do not need truth-makers are those that are negative. Those that do need truth-makers are those that are positive.

Gist of Idea

Maybe only 'positive' truths need truth-makers


Jonathan Tallant (Metaphysics: an introduction [2011], 10.8)

Book Reference

Tallant,Jonathan: 'Metaphysics - an introduction' [Continuum 2011], p.226

A Reaction

If you deny the existence of something, there is always an implicit domain for the denial, such as 'on the table', or 'in this building', or 'in the cosmos'. So why can't that domain be the truthmaker for a negative existential?