Single Idea 18915

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

Full Idea

If there are such things as truthmakers (facts), they are not to be found in the world. As Strawson would say to Austin: there is the cat, there is the mat, but where in the world is the fact that the cat is on the mat?

Gist of Idea

If facts are the truthmakers, they are not in the world


George Engelbretsen (Trees, Terms and Truth [2005], 4)

Book Reference

'The Old New Logic', ed/tr. Oderberg,David S. [MIT 2005], p.41

A Reaction

He cites Strawson, Quine and Davidson for this point.