E. J. Lowe, A. Rami, "Truth and Truth-Making"
M..ill-Qu..n's Uni....ity Pr... | 2009-05 | ISBN: 0773535551 | 262 pages | PDF | 2,4 MB
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. This 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 in the last three decades as well as new essays by leading researchers in the field of the theory of truth and of truth-making.
"The theory of truth-making has become in a few years one of the most exciting and difficult topics within theoretical philosophy. This collection is very welcome and will be of great help to newcomers and to afficionados alike." - Pascal Engel, University of Geneva