From Humean Truthmaker Theory to Priority Monism

Noûs 44 (1):178 - 198 (2010)
Abstract
I argue that the truthmaker theorist should be a priority monist if she wants to avoid commitment to mysterious necessary connections. In section 1 I briefly discuss the ontological options available to the truthmaker theorist. In section 2 I develop the argument against truthmaker theory from the Humean denial of necessary connections. In section 3 I offer an account of when necessary connections are objectionable. In section 4 I use this criterion to narrow down the options from section 1. In section 5 I argue that the account leads us to priority monism.
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