Synthese 192 (1):185-200 (2015)

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Timothy Perrine
Wuhan University
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Truthmaker theorists hold that there is a metaphysically explanatory relation that holds between true claims and what exists. While some critics try to provide counterexamples to truthmaker theory, that response quickly leads to a dialectical standoff. The aim of this paper is to move beyond that standoff by attempting to undermine some standard arguments for truthmaker theory. Using realism about truth and a more pragmatic account of explanation, I show how some of those arguments can be undermined
Keywords Truthmaker theory  Realism about truth  Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra  Trenton Merricks  Explanation
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DOI 10.1007/s11229-014-0558-3
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