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Single Idea 17314

[catalogued under 7. Existence / C. Structure of Existence / 1. Grounding / b. Relata of grounding]

Full Idea

The relata of the grounding relation are typically taken to be facts or propositions, while the relata of ontological dependence ...are objects and their characteristics, activities, constituents and so on.

Gist of Idea

The relata of grounding are propositions or facts, but for dependence it is objects and their features


Kathrin Koslicki (Varieties of Ontological Dependence [2012], 7.5 n25)

Book Reference

'Metaphysical Grounding', ed/tr. Correia,F/Schnieder,B [CUP 2012], p.211

A Reaction

Interesting. Good riddance to propositions here, but this seems a bit unfair to facts, since I take facts to be in the world. Audi's concept of 'worldly facts' is what we need here.

Related Idea

Idea 17293 Worldly facts are obtaining states of affairs, with constituents; conceptual facts also depend on concepts [Audi,P]