Truthmakers and modality

@article{Cameron2007TruthmakersAM,
  title={Truthmakers and modality},
  author={Ross Paul Cameron},
  journal={Synthese},
  year={2007},
  volume={164},
  pages={261-280}
}
This paper attempts to locate, within an actualist ontology, truthmakers for modal truths: truths of the form <Possibly, p> or <Necessarily, p>. In Sect. 1 I motivate the demand for substantial truthmakers for modal truths. In Sect. 2 I criticise Armstrong’s account of truthmakers for modal truths. In Sect. 3 I examine essentialism and defend an account of what makes essentialist attributions true, but I argue that this does not solve the problem of modal truth in general. In Sect. 4 I discuss… CONTINUE READING

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