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Truth makers, philosophy: Some theories assume that, in the case of true statements, there must be something that is the reason why they are true, the so-called truth makers. Opponents of the truth maker theories represent the view that these truth makers are ultimately a repetition of the description of a state of affairs in other words, whereby a description cannot be made true by another description. One problem is the specification of truth makers when it comes to statements about non-existence. See also reason, justification, truth, facts, universals, natural laws, negation, causality, causal theory, causal explanation, ontology, non-existence, non-factualism.

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Author Item    More concepts for author
Armstrong, David M. Truthmakers   Armstrong, David M.
Austin, J.L. Truthmakers   Austin, J.L.
Bolzano, Bernard Truthmakers   Bolzano, Bernard
Brandom, Robert Truthmakers   Brandom, Robert
Chisholm, Roderick Truthmakers   Chisholm, Roderick
Davidson, Donald Truthmakers   Davidson, Donald
Dummett, Michael E. Truthmakers   Dummett, Michael E.
Evans, Gareth Truthmakers   Evans, Gareth
Lewis, David K. Truthmakers   Lewis, David K.
Quine, Willard Van Orman Truthmakers   Quine, Willard Van Orman
Rorty, Richard Truthmakers   Rorty, Richard
Simons, Peter M. Truthmakers   Simons, Peter M.
Strawson, Peter F. Truthmakers   Strawson, Peter F.
Wittgenstein, Ludwig Truthmakers   Wittgenstein, Ludwig

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