Truth and Truthmakers in Early Modern Scholasticism

Journal of the American Philosophical Association 1 (2):196-216 (2015)
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Abstract

17th-century Iberian and Italian scholastics had a concept of a truthmaker [verificativum] similar to that found in contemporary metaphysical debates. I argue that the 17th-century notion of a truthmaker can be illuminated by a prevalent 17th-century theory of truth according to which the truth of a proposition is the mereological sum of that proposition and its intentional object. I explain this theory of truth and then spell out the account of truthmaking it entails.

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Brian Embry
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