Truthmakers and dependence

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Abstract

This paper discusses the significance of non-causal dependence for truthmaker theory. After introducing truthmaker theory, I discuss a challenge to it levelled by Benjamin Schnieder. I argue that Schnieder's challenge can be met once we acknowledge the existence of non-causal dependence and of explanations which rely on it. I then mount my own argument against truthmaker theory, based on the notion of non-causal dependence.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMetaphysical Grounding:
Subtitle of host publicationUnderstanding the Structure of Reality
EditorsFabrice Correia, Benjamin Schnieder
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Pages254-271
ISBN (Print)9781107022898
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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