Negative Truth and Falsehood

Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 107 (1pt1):45 - 71 (2007)
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What makes it true when we say that something is not the case? Truthmaker maximalists think that every truth has a truthmaker—some fact in the world—that makes it true. No such facts can be found for the socalled negative truths. If a proposition is true when it has a truthmaker, then it would be false when it has no truthmaker. I therefore argue that negative truths, such as t<p>, are best understood as falsehoods, f<p>.
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9264.2007.00211.x
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