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`Review from previous edition Excellent new book...This is an important contemporary debate, and Merrick's book is a very important move within it.' Philip Goff, Times Literary Supplement

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Trenton Merricks is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Virginia.

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  • Paperback: 202 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (June 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199566232
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199566235
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 0.7 x 5.3 inches
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jfarris on January 3, 2011
Format: Paperback
As a work on truth and its relation to ontology this is a helpful treatment of various theories of truth. Trenton Merricks does a fine job laying out some of the various theories in the dialogue on metaphysics and truth. It is a helpful contribution to the debate. Merricks works through the truthmaker, truth supervenes on being, the correspondence, identity, coherence theories of truth. A great deal of Merricks's thought is devoted to the truthmaker theory of truth. Primarily, Merricks argues that it has a problem dealing with negative existentials and statements that have no real being in reality. In chapter 4, Merricks considers a theory similar to the truthmaker theory ( called truth supervenes on being (TSB). To demonstrate this further, Merricks handles other issues that are problematic for the truthmaker theorist and truth supervenes on being theory, including: modality, presentism, and subjunctive conditionals. The final chapter contains other potential theories. Merricks considers the correspondence theory of truth, realism about truth, coherence and identity theories and finally truth as primitive. These theories, aleibet alternatives, are put forth as similar to truthmaker and TSB. All but realism about truth and truth as primitive are similar in that they are all theories of truth with a similar motivation as the truthmaker. They construe truth as being a relational property or a relation to being, in general. The problem with this is that these properties are mysterious, but more importantly these theories require an actual existing being to make a proposition or statement true. This certainly seems to be a problem. Merricks is not convinced by these theories, yet still holds to a conviction of realism about truth.Read more ›
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jarrod Brown on July 7, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Trenton Merricks is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Virginia, and in this book he provides a critical examination of what (should be) one of the most pressing areas of metaphysics--that of truthmakers, or more properly, the Truthmaker Thesis that states that something (existent) makes a sentence (or proposition) true or false. It is well written, with clear prose, and does not assume mastery of modern analytical metaphysics of the audience (but familiarity with basic debates is assumed). It is repetitive, but I suspect that is a deliberate pedagogical device rather than a stylistic fault.

Simply put, T is the truthmaker of sentence S iff "T exists" entails "S is true." So, if "a is F" there has to be an "a" that has some relation to an "F" that makes the sentence true. But what is this mysterious predicate "entails?" One way is to treat it as necessitation, so T is the truthmaker of sentence S iff "T exists" necessitates "S is true."

However, that won't work either since the view of truthmakers as necessitators implies that every contingently existing entity is a truthmaker for every necessary truth. That is not the only problem, but enough to show that "entails" is not just " necessitates." So Merricks (rightly) adds a second relation--"aboutness." So, a more convoluted statement of the Truthmaker (big "T") thesis would be "T is the truthmaker of sentence S iff "T exists" necessitates "S is true" and iff S is about T."

His first job is to detangle this from the familiar and fairly discredited correspondence theory of truth--an effort that forms one of his themes, and is revisited in the end.
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