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Single Idea 19322

[catalogued under 7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 7. Facts / b. Types of fact]

Full Idea

It has been said that there are no disjunctive facts, conditional facts, or negative facts. ...but it is not at all clear why there cannot be facts of this sort.

Gist of Idea

Why can there not be disjunctive, conditional and negative facts?


Richard L. Kirkham (Theories of Truth: a Critical Introduction [1992], 5.6)

Book Reference

Kirkham,Richard L.: 'Theories of Truth: a Critical Introduction' [MIT 1995], p.163

A Reaction

I love these sorts of facts, and offer them as a naturalistic basis for logic. You probably need the world to have modal features, but I have those in the form of powers and dispositions.