Title

A truthmaking account of realism and anti-realism

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Pacific Philosophical Quarterly

Publication Date

9-1-2012

Volume

93

Issue

3

First Page

373

Last Page

394

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Abstract

Realism and anti-realism about a domain of thought are metaphysical theses that involve the natures of the truthmakers in that domain and the truthmaking relation that is operant in the domain. Truthmaker theory is not exclusive territory for realists: anti-realist views are also best understood in terms of how they understand truthmakers and truthmaking. In particular, I explore the possibility of projectivist truthmaking, and show how it makes sense of quasi-realism. In addition to critically examining some extant accounts of the relationship between realism and truthmaking, I offer an account that best captures the nature of the various realism debates.

DOI

10.1111/j.1468-0114.2012.01431.x

Print ISSN

02790750

E-ISSN

14680114

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Recommended Citation

Asay, J. (2012). A truthmaking account of realism and anti-realism. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 93(3), 373-394. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0114.2012.01431.x

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