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Single Idea 9139

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

Full Idea

If nothing exists, then there are no truthmakers that could make 'Nothing exists' true.

Gist of Idea

If nothing exists, no truthmakers could make 'Nothing exists' true


Roy Sorensen (Vagueness and Contradiction [2001], 11.2)

Book Reference

Sorensen,Roy: 'Vagueness and Contradiction' [OUP 2004], p.173

A Reaction

[He cites David Lewis] We may be confusing truth with facts. I take facts to be independent of minds, but truth only makes sense as a concept in the presence of minds which are endeavouring to think well.