Ground grounded

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Most facts of grounding involve nonfundamental concepts, and thus must themselves be grounded. But how? The leading approaches—due to Bennett, deRosset, and Dagupta—are subject to objections. The way forward is to deny a presupposition common to the leading approaches, that there must be some simple formula governing how grounding facts are grounded. Everyone agrees that facts about cities might be grounded in some complex way about which we know little; we should say the same about the facts of grounding themselves. The kinds of facts that might enter into the grounds of the facts of grounding are explored at length.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)747-767
Number of pages21
JournalPhilosophical Studies
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Philosophy


  • Grounding
  • Levels
  • Metaphysics


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