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Expressibility and Truthmaker Maximalism: A Problem

(Original title: Expressibility and Truthmaker Maximalism: A Problem)
Organon F, 2007, vol. 14, No 1, pp. 49-52.
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Advocates of truthmaker theory (like David Armstrong) regularly postulate both maximalism (that every truth has a truthmaker) and expressibility (that any truth can be expressed in a propostion). My aim in this paper is to demonstrate that these two theses are inconsistent, and hence that we must abandon one of them if we are to preserve truthmaker theory.

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