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Single Idea 14394

[catalogued under 3. Truth / B. Truthmakers / 6. Making Negative Truths]

Full Idea

It is implausible that a claim asserting that a thing fails to exist is made true by - and so is appropriately about - some other, existing thing.

Gist of Idea

It is implausible that claims about non-existence are about existing things


Trenton Merricks (Truth and Ontology [2007], 3.V)

Book Reference

Merricks,Trenton: 'Truth and Ontology' [OUP 2007], p.64

Related Idea

Idea 18917 Existence and nonexistence are characteristics of the world, not of objects [Engelbretsen]