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2019.04.09 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Mark Jago, What Truth Is, Oxford University Press, 2018, 356pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198823810. Reviewed by David Liggins, University of Manchester Truthmaker theorists have typically had little to say about the nature of truth, beyond suggesting that truthmaker theory might be seen as a form of correspondence theory. And theorists of the nature of truth have typically had little to say about truthmaker theory. Mark Jago's latest book brings together these debates and advances both of them. Jago argues that to be true is to have a truthmaker; that is, the property being true is numerically identical to the property having a truthmaker. He goes on to offer an account of the nature of propositions, and argues that this account, in combination with his account of the nature of truth, has the power to solve a range of paradoxes concerning truth,... Read More

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