Auburn University Philosophy Society

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Friday, September 21, 2018
3:00 PM
Ross Hall | 136
  
Free and open to the public.

Michael Bertrand (Auburn) will present his paper "Two Concepts of Metaphysical Grounding".

Abstract: 

The idea that some things ground, and so depend, on others looms large in contemporary metaphysics. Throughout its rapidly growing literature, it is widely assumed both that there is a single grounding relation doing the work we require, and that this relation is systematically analogous to causation. I argue for the existence of grounding double prevention cases and I claim that these cases reveal an intractable tension between these assumptions and other plausible claims about grounding. I think that we can best resolve the tension by giving up the assumption that there is a single grounding relation.

Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Tom Lockhart at tpl0002@auburn.edu.


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