Negative truths from positive facts?

Australasian Journal of Philosophy 84 (4):591 – 602 (2006)
Abstract
I argue that Colin Cheyne and Charles Pigden's recent attempt to find truthmakers for negative truths fails. Though Cheyne and Pigden are correct in their treatment of some of the truths they set out to find truthmakers for (such as 'There is no hippopotamus in S223' and 'Theatetus is not flying') they over-generalize when they apply the same treatment to 'There are no unicorns'. In my view, this difficulty is ineliminable: not every truth has a truthmaker.
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D. M. Armstrong (2006). Reply to Cheyne and Pigden. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 84 (2):267 – 268.

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