Philosophical Studies

, Volume 165, Issue 2, pp 591-604

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Do we need a new theory of truthmaking? Some comments on Disjunction Thesis, Conjunction Thesis, Entailment Principle and explanation

  • Mieszko TałasiewiczAffiliated withUniversity of Warsaw
  • , Joanna Odrowąż-SypniewskaAffiliated withUniversity of Warsaw
  • , Wojciech WciórkaAffiliated withUniversity of Warsaw
  • , Piotr WilkinAffiliated withUniversity of Warsaw Email author 


In the paper we discuss criticisms against David Armstrong’s general theory of truthmaking by Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra, Peter Schulte and Benjamin Schnieder, and conclude that Armstrong’s theory survives these criticisms. Special attention is given to the problems concerning Entailment Principle, Conjunction Thesis, Disjunction Thesis and to the notion of explanation.


Truthmakers Truthmaking Entailment principle Disjunction thesis Conjunction thesis