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Single Idea 18365

[catalogued under 3. Truth / A. Truth Problems / 2. Defining Truth]

Full Idea

According to the identity theory of truth, a proposition is true if and only if it is identical with a fact. ...This leads to the unacceptable claim that every true proposition makes itself true (because it is identical to its fact).

Gist of Idea

If truths are just identical with facts, then truths will make themselves true


Marian David (Truth-making and Correspondence [2009], n 14)

Book Reference

'Truth and Truth-Making', ed/tr. Lowe,E.J./Rami,A. [Acumen 2009], p.156