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Single Idea 17283

[catalogued under 3. Truth / B. Truthmakers / 7. Making Modal Truths]

Full Idea

The truth-making relation is usually explicated in modal terms, ...but this lets in far too much. Any necessary truth will be grounded by anything. ...The fact that singleton Socrates exists will be a truth-maker for the proposition that Socrates exists.


'Singleton Socrates' is the set with Socrates as its sole member

Gist of Idea

If the truth-making relation is modal, then modal truths will be grounded in anything


Kit Fine (Guide to Ground [2012], 1.03)

Book Reference

'Metaphysical Grounding', ed/tr. Correia,F/Schnieder,B [CUP 2012], p.45

A Reaction

If truth-makers are what has to 'exist' for something to be true, then maybe nothing must exist for a necessity to be true - in which case it has no truth maker. Or maybe 2 and 4 must 'exist' for 2+2=4?