MoL-2016-03: Another Approach to Truthmaker Semantics

MoL-2016-03: Pastan, Stephen (2016) Another Approach to Truthmaker Semantics. [Report]

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This thesis concerns truthmaker semantics, introduced by Stephen Yablo in his book Aboutness and by Kit Fine in a series of papers. In large part, what I have accomplished here is filling in gaps. I not only fill in gaps between truthmaker semantics and related theories, I also fill in gaps within truthmaker semantics itself. The literature makes many assumptions but makes only a few explicit, leaving the reader to provide their own account of things like facts, of explanation and even, to some degree, of truthmaking itself. Aside from this, I attempt a contribution of my own. In particular, I present arguments for an account of truthmaker semantics on which truthmakers must be consistent in a precise sense.

Item Type: Report
Report Nr: MoL-2016-03
Series Name: Master of Logic Thesis (MoL) Series
Year: 2016
Uncontrolled Keywords: logic, philosophy
Subjects: Logic
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 14:39
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 14:39
URI: https://eprints.illc.uva.nl/id/eprint/975

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