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  1. Stephen Barker, Expressivism About Truth-Making.score: 240.0
    My goal is to illuminate truth-making by way of illuminating the relation of making. My strategy is not to ask what making is, in the hope of a metaphysical theory about is nature. It's rather to look first to the language of making. The metaphor behind making refers to agency. It would be absurd to suggest that claims about making are claims about agency. It is not absurd, however, to propose that the concept of making somehow emerges from some (...)
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  2. Laurent Cesalli (2007). Intentionality and Truth-Making: Augustine's Influence on Burley and Wyclif 's Propositional Semantics. Vivarium 45 (s 2-3):283-297.score: 216.0
    Walter Burley (1275-c.1344) and John Wyclif (1328-1384) follow two clearly stated doctrinal options: on the one hand, they are realists and, on the other, they defend a correspondence theory of truth that involves specific correlates for true propositions, in short: truth-makers. Both characteristics are interdependent: such a conception of truth requires a certain kind of ontology. This study shows that a) in their explanation of what it means for a proposition to be true, Burley and Wyclif both develop what we (...)
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  3. Michael Pendlebury (2010). Facts and Truth-Making. Topoi 29 (2):137-145.score: 192.0
    This essay is a reflection on the idea of truth-making and its applications. I respond to a critique of my 1986 paper on truth-making and discuss some key principles at play in the Truth-maker Program as it has emerged over the past 25 years, paying special attention to negative and general truths. I maintain my opposition to negative and general facts, but give an improved account of how to do without them. In the end, I accept Truth-maker Maximalism (...)
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  4. Richard Fumerton (2010). Partnership in Truth-Making. Topoi 29 (2):91-98.score: 192.0
    After arguing that truth-making is properly construed as a partnership between truth bearers and truth-makers, I focus on two prominent arguments against the category of fact as one of the key relata in the truth-making relation. After rejecting those arguments, I go on to examine a more difficult issue, one that might force us to appreciate more fully the robust role that thought has in “creating” truth.
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  5. Benjamin Schnieder (2006). Troubles with Truth-Making: Necessitation and Projection. [REVIEW] Erkenntnis 64 (1):61-74.score: 180.0
    The main question of this paper is how to understand the notion of a truth-maker. In section 1, I show that the identification of truth-making with necessitation cannot capture the pretheoretic understanding of notions such as ‘x makes something true’. In section 2, I examine Barry Smith’s reaction to this problem: he defines truth-making as the combination of necessitation and projection. I focus on the formal part of Smith’s account, which is shown to yield undesired results. However, in (...)
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  6. Marian David (2009). Truth-Making and Correspondence. In E. J. Lowe (ed.), Truth and Truth-Making. Acumen Press.score: 180.0
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  7. Benjamin Schnieder (2006). Truth-Making Without Truth-Makers. Synthese 152 (1):21-46.score: 174.0
    The article is primarily concerned with the notion of a truth-maker. An explication for this notion is offered, which relates it to other notions of making something such-and-such. In particular, it is shown that the notion of a truth-maker is a close relative of a concept employed by van Inwagen in the formulation of his Consequence Argument. This circumstance helps understanding the general mechanisms of the concepts involved. Thus, a schematic explication of a whole battery of related notions is offered. (...)
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  8. Fraser MacBride (2002). The Problem of Universals and the Limits of Truth-Making. Philosophical Papers 31 (1):27-37.score: 162.0
    There is no single problem of universals but a family of difficulties that treat of a variety of interwoven metaphysical, epistemological, logical and semantic themes. This makes the problem of universals resistant to canonical reduction (to a ‘once-and-for-all’ concern). In particular, the problem of universals cannot be reduced to the problem of supplying truth-makers for sentences that express sameness of type. This is (in part) because the conceptual distinction between numerical and qualitative identity must first be drawn before a sentence (...)
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  9. Jonathan Tallant (2009). Presentism and Truth-Making. Erkenntnis 71 (3):407-416.score: 156.0
    Here, I defend the view that there is no sensible way to pin a truth-maker objection on presentism. First, I suggest that if we adopt truth-maker maximalism then the presentist can requisition appropriate ontological resources with impunity. Second, if we deny maximalism, then the presentist can sensibly restrict the truth-maker principle in order to avoid the demand for truth-makers for talk about the non-present.
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  10. Göran Sundholm (1994). Existence, Proof and Truth-Making: A Perspective on the Intuitionistic Conception of Truth. Topoi 13 (2):117-126.score: 156.0
    Truth-maker analyses construe truth as existence of proof, a well-known example being that offered by Wittgenstein in theTractatus. The paper subsumes the intuitionistic view of truth as existence of proof under the general truth-maker scheme. Two generic constraints on truth-maker analysis are noted and positioned with respect to the writings of Michael Dummett and theTractatus. Examination of the writings of Brouwer, Heyting and Weyl indicates the specific notions of truth-maker and existence that are at issue in the intuitionistic truth-maker analysis, (...)
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  11. Robert C. Miner (2004). Truth in the Making: Creative Knowledge in Theology and Philosophy. Routledge.score: 156.0
    Truth in the Making represents a sophisticated effort to map the complex relations between human knowledge and creative power, as reflected across more than half a millennium of philosophical enquiry. Showing the intimacy of this problematic to the work of Nicholas of Cusa, Bacon, Galileo, Descartes, Hobbes, Leibniz, Vico and David Lachterman, the book reveals how questions about creation apparently diluted by secularism in fact retain much of their potency today. If science could counterfeit or synthesize nature precisely from its (...)
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  12. J. Dodd (2010). Truth and Truth-Making. Analysis 70 (3):567-571.score: 150.0
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  13. E. J. Lowe & A. Rami (2009). Truth and Truth-Making. Acumen.score: 150.0
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  14. John Heil (2000). Truth Making and Entailment. Logique and Analyse 43 (169-170):231-242.score: 150.0
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  15. Arkadiusz Chrudzimski (2002). Objects, Properties and States of Affairs. An Aristotelian Ontology of Truth Making. Axiomathes 13 (2):187-215.score: 150.0
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  16. Kevin Timpe (2007). Truth-Making and Divine Eternity. Religious Studies 43 (3):299 - 315.score: 150.0
    According to a widespread tradition in philosophical theology, God is necessarily simple and eternal. One objection to this view of God's nature is that it would rule out God having foreknowledge of non-determined, free human actions insofar as simplicity and eternity are incompatible with God's knowledge being causally dependent on those actions. According to this view, either (a) God must causally determine the free actions of human agents, thus leading to a theological version of compatibilism, or (b) God cannot know, (...)
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  17. Fabrice Correia, From Grounding to Truth-Making: Some Thoughts. Philosophical Papers Dedicated to Kevin Mulligan.score: 150.0
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  18. Dale Jacquette (2010). Introduction: Logic, Meaning, and Truth-Making States of Affairs in Philosophical Semantics. Topoi 29 (2):87-89.score: 150.0
  19. Fraser MacBride (2002). Truth-Making and Analysis: A Reply to Rodriguez-Pereyra. Philosophical Papers 31 (1):49-61.score: 150.0
    Philosophical Papers Vol.31(1) 2002: 49-61.
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  20. Zsolt Novák (2011). Truth and Truth-Making. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 24 (3):323-326.score: 150.0
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  21. David Efird (2009). Review of E. J. Lowe, A. Rami (Eds.), Truth and Truth-Making. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2009 (8).score: 150.0
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  22. Stephen Barker (2012). Truth-Making and the Alethic Undecidability of the Liar. Discusiones Filosóficas 13 (21):13 - 31.score: 150.0
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  23. Stephen Barker (2012). Expressivism About Making and Truth-Making. In Fabrice Correia & Benjamin Schnieder (eds.), Metaphysical Grounding: Understanding the Structure of Reality. Cambridge University Press. 272.score: 150.0
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  24. Anne-Marie Boisvert (2011). Relations de Vérifaction. Étude Critique de : E. J. Lowe Et A. Rami (Dir.), Truth and Truth-Making, Stocksfield, Acumen, 2009, 262 P.Étude Critique de : E. J. Lowe Et A. Rami (Dir.), Truth and Truth-Making, Stocksfield, Acumen, 2009, 262 P. [REVIEW] Philosophiques 38 (1):305-330.score: 150.0
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  25. Stefano Caputo (2007). Truth-Making: What It is Not and What It Could Be. In Jean-Maurice Monnoyer (ed.), Metaphysics and Truthmakers. Ontos Verlag. 275-311.score: 150.0
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  26. David A. Gruenewald (2005). More Than One Profound Truth: Making Sense of Divergent Criticalities. Educational Studies 37 (2):206-215.score: 150.0
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  27. John MacFarlane (2005). Making Sense of Relative Truth. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 105 (3):321–339.score: 144.0
    The goal of this paper is to make sense of relativism about truth. There are two key ideas. (1) To be a relativist about truth is to allow that a sentence or proposition might be assessment-sensitive: that is, its truth value might vary with the context of assessment as well as the context of use. (2) Making sense of relativism is a matter of understanding what it would be to commit oneself to the truth of an assessment-sensitive sentence or proposition.
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  28. George Englebretsen (2010). Making Sense of Truth-Makers. Topoi 29 (2):147-151.score: 144.0
    This essay argues that propositions are made true by facts. A proposition is the sense expressed by a statement (sentence token used to make a truth claim). Facts are positive or negative constitutive properties of the domain of discourse (usually the actual world). The presence of horses is a positive constitutive property of the world; the absence of unicorns is a negative one. This notion of constitutive properties accords well with the Hume-Kant claim that existence is not a property of (...)
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  29. Steven L. Reynolds (2009). Making Up the Truth. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 90 (3):315-335.score: 128.0
    A recent account of the meaning of 'real' leads to a view of what anti-realism should be that resembles fictionalism, while not being committed to fictionalism as such or being subject to some of the more obvious objections to that view. This account of anti-realism explains how we might 'make up' what is true in areas such as mathematics or ethics, and yet these made-up truths are resistant to alterations, even by our collective decisions. Finally it is argued that the (...)
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  30. Todd M. Furman (2008). Making Sense of the Truth Table for Conditional Statements. Teaching Philosophy 31 (2):179-184.score: 126.0
    This essay provides an intuitive technique that illustrates why a conditional must be true when the antecedent is false and the consequent is either true or false. Other techniques for explaining the conditional’s truth table are unsatisfactory.
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  31. Annetta M. Gibson & Albert H. Frakes (1997). Truth or Consequences: A Study of Critical Issues and Decision Making in Accounting. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 16 (2):161-171.score: 126.0
    This study applies a theoretical framework, the theory of reasoned action, to the examination of unethical decision making in job-related situations encountered by CPAs. A survey methodology was employed in which respondents were asked to use both self-reported and randomized response techniques for reporting unethical behavior. The results indicate that individuals are unwilling to accurately report either unethical behavior or intention, particularly in situations where there is no question as to the unacceptability of the action or the potential (...)
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  32. Bob Brandom (1997). From Truth to Semantics: A Path Through "Making It Explicit". Philosophical Issues 8:141-154.score: 120.0
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  33. Daniela Bailer-Jones (2004). Review: Making Truth: Metaphor in Science. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 55 (4):811-815.score: 120.0
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  34. Dan W. Brock (1987). Truth or Consequences: The Role of Philosophers in Policy-Making. Ethics 97 (4):786-791.score: 120.0
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  35. N. Turnbull (2004). Making 'It' Happen: Philosophy, Hermeneutics and the Truth of Art. Theory, Culture and Society 21 (6):171-178.score: 120.0
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  36. A. Brennan & J. Malpas (2010). Who Legislates the Truth? Science, Organizational Governance, and Democratic Decision Making. Public Affairs Quarterly 24 (1):79-97.score: 120.0
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  37. Henry Samuel Levinson (1994). Santayana and Making Claims on the Spiritual Truth About Matters of Fact. Overheard in Seville 12 (12):1-12.score: 120.0
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  38. Edward D. Lowe (2012). Being There: The Fieldwork Encounter and the Making of Truth. JohnBorneman and AbdellahHammoudi, Eds. Berkeley: University of California Press. 2009. I+280 Pp. [REVIEW] Ethos 40 (1):1-3.score: 120.0
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  39. Jane Mallinson (1988). Making the Truth: A Reading of T.S. Eliot's Dissertation and His Early Literary Criticism. [REVIEW] Man and World 21 (4):453-468.score: 120.0
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  40. Christopher Norris (2004). Making for Truth: Some Problems with Virtue-Based Epistemology. Facta Philosophica: Internazionale Zeitschrift für Gegenwartsphilosophie: International Journal for Contemporary Philosophy 6:111-1.score: 120.0
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  41. Richard Sylvan (1990). On Making a Coherence Theory of Truth True. Philosophica 46.score: 120.0
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  42. Friederike Moltmann (forthcoming). 'Truth Predicates' in Natural Language. In Dora Achourioti, Henri Galinon & José Martinez (eds.), Unifying Theories of Truth. Springer.score: 102.0
    This takes a closer look at the actual semantic behavior of apparent truth predicates in English and re-evaluates the way they could motivate particular philosophical views regarding the formal status of 'truth predicates' and their semantics. The paper distinguishes two types of 'truth predicates' and proposes semantic analyses that better reflect the linguistic facts. These analyses match particular independently motivated philosophical views.
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  43. Tuomas E. Tahko & Donnchadh O'Conaill (forthcoming). Minimal Truthmakers. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly.score: 72.0
    A minimal truthmaker for a given proposition is the smallest portion of reality which makes this proposition true. Minimal truthmakers are frequently mentioned in the literature, but there has been no systematic account of what they are or of their importance. In this paper we shall clarify the notion of a minimal truthmaker and argue that there is reason to think that at least some propositions have minimal truthmakers. We shall then argue that the notion can play a useful role (...)
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  44. Qilin Li, Truth-Maker Theory and the Stopped Clock: Why Heathcote Fails to Solve the Gettier Problem.score: 72.0
    Adrian Heathcote has proposed a truth-making account of knowledge that combines traditional conditions of justified true belief with the truth-making condition, which would jointly provide us with the sufficient condition of knowledge, and this truth-maker account of knowledge in turn explains why a gettiered justified true belief fails to be regarded as a genuine instance of knowledge. In this paper, by the comparison of two different casual models that are illustrated by the thermometer and the clock respectively, however, (...)
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  45. Victoria Parker (2010). Making Choices. Heinemann Library.score: 72.0
    What is citizenship? -- What are choices? -- Choosing to think for yourself -- Choosing to say no -- Choosing to be friendly -- Choosing to be fair -- Choosing what to eat -- Choosing to spend or save money -- Choosing entertainment -- Choosing to be active -- Choosing to follow the rules -- Choosing to tell the truth -- Making choices and happiness.
     
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  46. Kate Hodkinson (2008). How Should a Nurse Approach Truth-Telling? A Virtue Ethics Perspective. Nursing Philosophy 9 (4):248-256.score: 66.0
    Abstract Truth-telling is a key issue within the nurse–patient relationship. Nurses make decisions on a daily basis regarding what information to tell patients. This paper analyses truth-telling within an end of life scenario. Virtue ethics provides a useful philosophical approach for exploring decisions on information disclosure in more detail. Virtue ethics allows appropriate examination of the moral character of the nurse involved, their intention, ability to use wisdom and judgement when making decisions and the virtue of truth-telling. It is appropriate (...)
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  47. Herman Cappelen & John Hawthorne (2009). Relativism and Monadic Truth. Oxford University Press.score: 66.0
    Relativism has dominated many intellectual circles, past and present, but the twentieth century saw it banished to the fringes of mainstream analytic philosophy. Of late, however, it is making something of a comeback within that loosely configured tradition, a comeback that attempts to capitalize on some important ideas in foundational semantics. Relativism and Monadic Truth aims not merely to combat analytic relativism but also to combat the foundational ideas in semantics that led to its revival. Doing so requires a proper (...)
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  48. William H. Hanson (2006). Actuality, Necessity, and Logical Truth. Philosophical Studies 130 (3):437 - 459.score: 66.0
    The traditional view that all logical truths are metaphysically necessary has come under attack in recent years. The contrary claim is prominent in David Kaplan’s work on demonstratives, and Edward Zalta has argued that logical truths that are not necessary appear in modal languages supplemented only with some device for making reference to the actual world (and thus independently of whether demonstratives like ‘I’, ‘here’, and ‘now’ are present). If this latter claim can be sustained, it strikes close to the (...)
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  49. Peter Lamarque (1994). Truth, Fiction, and Literature: A Philosophical Perspective. Oxford University Press.score: 66.0
    This book examines the complex and varied ways in which fictions relate to the real world, and offers a precise account of how imaginative works of literature can use fictional content to explore matters of universal human interest. While rejecting the traditional view that literature is important for the truths that it imparts, the authors also reject attempts to cut literature off altogether from real human concerns. Their detailed account of fictionality, mimesis, and cognitive value, founded on the methods of (...)
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  50. Luc Bovens & Wlodek Rabinowicz, Democracy and Argument: Tracking Truth in Complex Social Decisions.score: 66.0
    Suppose a committee has to take a stand on a complex issue, where the decision presupposes answering a number of sub-questions. There is an agreement within the committee which sub-questions should be posed. All questions are of the ”yes or no?”-type and the main question is to be given the yes-answer if and only if each sub-question is answered with “yes”. Two different voting procedures can be used. On one procedure, the committee members vote on each sub-question and the voting (...)
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