Minimal Truthmakers

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O'Conaill , D & Tahko , T E 2016 , ' Minimal Truthmakers ' , Pacific Philosophical Quarterly , vol. 97 , no. 2 , pp. 228-244 . https://doi.org/10.1111/papq.12064

Title: Minimal Truthmakers
Author: O'Conaill, Donnchadh; Tahko, Tuomas Erik
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies 2010-2017
University of Helsinki, Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies 2010-2017
Date: 2016-06-01
Language: eng
Number of pages: 17
Belongs to series: Pacific Philosophical Quarterly
ISSN: 0279-0750
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/166157
Abstract: A minimal truthmaker for a given proposition is the smallest portion of reality which makes this proposition true. Minimal truthmakers are frequently mentioned in the literature, but there has been no systematic account of what they are or of their importance. In this article we shall clarify the notion of a minimal truthmaker and argue that there is reason to think that at least some propositions have minimal truthmakers. We shall then argue that the notion can play a useful role in truthmaker theory, by helping to explain the truth of certain propositions as precisely as possible.
Subject: 611 Philosophy
Truth
Truthmaking
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