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Acumen Publishing
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February 2013
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Truth depends in some sense on reality. But it is a rather delicate matter to spell this intuition out in a plausible and precise way. According to the theory of truth-making this intuition implies that either every truth or at least every truth of a certain class of truths has a so-called truth-maker, an entity whose existence accounts for truth. This book aims to provide several ways of assessing the correctness of this controversial claim. The book presents a detailed introduction to the theory of truth-making, which outlines truth-maker relations, the ontological category of truth-making entities, and the scope of a truth-maker theory. The essays brought together here represent the most important articles on truth-making of the past three decades as well as new essays by leading researchers in the field of the theory of truth and of truth-making.


"A useful source. It includes a number of key papers in the truth-maker literature and offers up-to-date views on the existing debates. The volume will provide working philosophers with a handy source of 'classic' papers, as well as some new and innovative ideas and arguments. The range of papers included ought to provide a useful collection for an upper level undergraduate class or graduate class. Anyone who has an interest in the truth-maker debate will most likely find something here that makes it worth owning the book."

Source: Metapsychology

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