Truth-making and di erence-making
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A truth-maker (TM) is an entity that makes true a proposition. In other words, truth is not primitive. If a certain proposition is true, then it owes its truth to something else: its truth is not a primitive, brute, ultimate fact. The truth of a proposition thus depends on what reality, and in particular its subject, is like. Analytic truths and some other truths, are not grounded. However, the idea that most synthetic truths, including inessential predications about things like roses, cats, planets, and molecules, are grounded is a very plausible idea that most philosophers want to retain. However, there is no escape from truth-makers once the groundedness of truth has been admitted. It is not possible to support that truth is grounded in how things are without maintaining that truth is grounded in whether things are. Thus, TM and the idea that truths have truth-makers have been vindicated.