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Single Idea 23008

[catalogued under 7. Existence / C. Structure of Existence / 1. Grounding / a. Nature of grounding]

Full Idea

Grounding is a posit introduced by metaphysicians in an attempt to devise a relation that can accommodate dependence between things in the world.

Gist of Idea

Grounding is intended as a relation that fits dependences between things


Baron,S/Miller,K (Intro to the Philosophy of Time [2019], 5.6)

Book Reference

Baron,S/Miller,K: 'Introduction to the Philosophy of Time' [Polity 2019], p.138

A Reaction

Grounding is a recent concept which seems to have lots of enemies, but I assume you can only reject it if you reject the concept of dependence - yet that seems a fairly obvious fact to me. My favoured metaphysical relation is 'determination'.