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Chapter 5 - A Catalog of Objections

from Part I - Foundations

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 April 2020

Jamin Asay
Affiliation:
The University of Hong Kong
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This chapter meets several of the objections that have been offered against truthmaker theory being a worthy metaphysical enterprise. It counters the charges that truthmaker theory is maximalist or nothing, and that it requires up-front contentious ontological posits. It also rebuts challenges from Timothy Williamson and Kit Fine that truthmaker theory is an inferior if not pointless endeavor. It identifies and argues against “truthmaker deflationists” who believe that the point of truthmaker theory can be accomplished without resort to any ontological investigation whatsoever. Finally, it considers challenges from those who might take the relation of grounding to be a competing and superior metaphysical notion.

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A Theory of Truthmaking
Metaphysics, Ontology, and Reality
, pp. 92 - 102
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2020

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  • A Catalog of Objections
  • Jamin Asay, The University of Hong Kong
  • Book: A Theory of Truthmaking
  • Online publication: 18 April 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108759465.006
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  • A Catalog of Objections
  • Jamin Asay, The University of Hong Kong
  • Book: A Theory of Truthmaking
  • Online publication: 18 April 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108759465.006
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  • A Catalog of Objections
  • Jamin Asay, The University of Hong Kong
  • Book: A Theory of Truthmaking
  • Online publication: 18 April 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108759465.006
Available formats
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