Thought: A Journal of Philosophy 1 (4):301-308 (2012)

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Aaron Griffith
William & Mary
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This article considers three recent attempts by David Armstrong, Ross Cameron, and Jonathan Schaffer to provide truthmakers for negative existential truths. It is argued that none of the proposed truthmakers are up to the task of making any negative existential truth true and, it will turn out, for the same reason
Keywords dependence  truthmakers  negative truth  explanation  truth
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DOI 10.1002/tht3.52
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