Single Idea 17688

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

Full Idea

Negative facts appear to be supervenient upon the positive facts, which suggests that they are nothing more than the positive facts.

Gist of Idea

Negative facts are supervenient on positive facts, suggesting they are positive facts

Source

David M. Armstrong (What is a Law of Nature? [1983], 10.3)

Book Reference

Armstrong,D.M.: 'What is a Law of Nature?' [CUP 1985], p.144