Necessitating nominalism

Acta Analytica 24 (3):193-196 (2009)
It is argued that, if Armstrong is correct and truthmakers necessitate the truths they make true, then the truthmakers must include facts about the meanings of the words used to express those truths, and nominalism apparently results. This conclusion, no doubt unpalatable to Armstrong, is, it is claimed, the result of his having failed to distinguish sufficiently the meanings of words and the properties of things.
Keywords Truthmaker  Necessitarianism  Nominalism  Linguisticism  Universals
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DOI 10.1007/s12136-009-0057-1
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