Single Idea 7004

[catalogued under 3. Truth / B. Truthmakers / 4. Truthmaker Necessitarianism]

Full Idea

I argue that the widely held view that truth making is to be understood as entailment is misguided in principle and potentially misleading.

Gist of Idea

The view that truth making is entailment is misguided and misleading


John Heil (From an Ontological Point of View [2003], Intro)

Book Reference

Heil,John: 'From an Ontological Point of View' [OUP 2005], p.11

A Reaction

If reality was just one particle, what would entail the truths about it? Suppose something appears to be self-evident true about reality, but no one can think of any entailments to derive it? Do we assume a priori that they are possible?