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|Abstract||According to one tradition in realist philosophy, ‘truthmaking’ amounts to necessitation. That is, an object x is a truthmaker for the claim A if x exists, and the existence of x necessitates the truth of A. In symbols: E!x ∧ (E!x ⇒ A). I argued in my paper “Truthmakers, Entailment and Necessity” , that if we wish to use this account of truthmaking, we ought understand the entailment connective “⇒” in such a claim as a relevant entailment, in the tradition..|
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