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Truth and Ontology

Trenton Merricks


This book explores how truth depends on the world or on things or on being, and examines philosophical debates concerning modality, time, and dispositions. For accounts of truth's dependence on being have implications for these debates. Moreover, these debates have implications for how truth depends on being. Along the way, the book makes a number of new points about each of these debates, points that are of interest quite apart from the question of truth's dependence on being. The book concludes that some truths do not depend on being in any non-trivial way at all. One result of this conclusi ... More

Keywords: dispositions, modality, time, truthmaker

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199205233
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205233.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Trenton Merricks, author
University of Virginia
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