Truth and Ontology
Trenton Merricks
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Jul 18, 2019 - 06:51 AM By Trenton Merricks

That there are no white ravens is true because there are no white ravens and so there is a sense in which that truth depends on the world But this sort of dependence is trivial After all, it does not imply that there is anything that is that truth s truthmaker Nor does it imply that something exists to which that truth corresponds Nor does it imply that there areThat there are no white ravens is true because there are no white ravens and so there is a sense in which that truth depends on the world But this sort of dependence is trivial After all, it does not imply that there is anything that is that truth s truthmaker Nor does it imply that something exists to which that truth corresponds Nor does it imply that there are properties whose exemplification grounds that truth Trenton Merricks explores whether and how truth depends substantively on the world or on things or on being And he takes a careful look at philosophical debates concerning, among other things, modality, time, and dispositions He looks at these debates because any account of truth s substantive dependence on being has implications for them And these debates likewise have implications for how and whether truth depends on being Along the way, Merricks makes a number of new points about each of these debates that are of independent interest, of interest apart from the question of truth s dependence on being Truth and Ontology concludes that some truths do not depend on being in any substantive way at all One result of this conclusion is that it is a mistake to oppose a philosophical theory merely because it violates truth s alleged substantive dependence on being Another result is that the correspondence theory of truth is false and, generally, that truth itself is not a relation of any sort between truth bearers and that which makes them true.
  • Title: Truth and Ontology
  • Author: Trenton Merricks
  • ISBN: 9780199205233
  • Page: 170
  • Format: Hardcover

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Matt Jul 18, 2019 - 06:51 AM
In Truth and Ontology, Merricks argues against Truthmaker and Truth Supervenes on Being (TSB), which are views that suggest that all truths depend substantively on being. In other words, these views suggest that true statements are true because there are things that exist in the world that make them true (whether objects, facts, states of affairs, etc.). Merricks provides several counterexamples to Truthmaker and TSB (e.g negative existentials, subjunctive conditionals, certain modal truths).Thi [...]
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Truth and Ontology By Trenton Merricks That there are no white ravens is true because there are no white ravens and so there is a sense in which that truth depends on the world But this sort of dependence is trivial After all, it does not imply that there is anything that is that truth s truthmaker Nor does it imply that something exists to which that truth corresponds Nor does it imply that there areThat there are no white ravens is true because there are no white ravens and so there is a sense in which that truth depends on the world But this sort of dependence is trivial After all, it does not imply that there is anything that is that truth s truthmaker Nor does it imply that something exists to which that truth corresponds Nor does it imply that there are properties whose exemplification grounds that truth Trenton Merricks explores whether and how truth depends substantively on the world or on things or on being And he takes a careful look at philosophical debates concerning, among other things, modality, time, and dispositions He looks at these debates because any account of truth s substantive dependence on being has implications for them And these debates likewise have implications for how and whether truth depends on being Along the way, Merricks makes a number of new points about each of these debates that are of independent interest, of interest apart from the question of truth s dependence on being Truth and Ontology concludes that some truths do not depend on being in any substantive way at all One result of this conclusion is that it is a mistake to oppose a philosophical theory merely because it violates truth s alleged substantive dependence on being Another result is that the correspondence theory of truth is false and, generally, that truth itself is not a relation of any sort between truth bearers and that which makes them true.

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