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Paper   IPM / Philosophy / 16879
School of Analytic Philosophy
  Title:   The Disjunction Thesis and Necessary Connection
  Author(s):  Mohsen Zamani
  Status:   To Appear
  Journal: Analytic Philosophy
  Supported by:  IPM
  Abstract:
In this paper I deal with the relation between the disjunction thesis—that the truthmaking relation is distributed over a disjunction—and the necessary connection thesis—that the existence of some entities requires the existence of other distinct entities. I will first show that because of this very relation, the arguments for and against the disjunction thesis that overlook its metaphysical considerations will fail. Finally, I will show that the commitment produced by truthmaker maximalism to totality states of affairs, or some relevantly similar things, requires one to accept a necessary connection that disaffirms the disjunction thesis.


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