A Puzzle About Partial Grounding

Thought: A Journal of Philosophy 4 (3):189-197 (2015)
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Abstract

I argue that plausible claims in the logic of partial grounding, when combined with a plausible analysis of that concept, entail the falsity of plausible grounding claims. As our account of the concept of partial grounding and its logic should be consistent with plausible grounding claims, this is problematic. The argument hinges on the idea that some facts about what grounds what are grounded in others, which is an idea the paper aims to motivate

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Michael J. Clark
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