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    Fabrice Correia & Benjamin Schnieder (eds.) (2012). Metaphysical Grounding: Understanding the Structure of Reality. Cambridge University Press.
    Some of the most eminent and enduring philosophical questions concern matters of priority: what is prior to what? What 'grounds' what? Is, for instance, matter prior to mind? Recently, a vivid debate has arisen about how such questions have to be understood. Can the relevant notion or notions of priority be spelled out? And how do they relate to other metaphysical notions, such as modality, truth-making or essence? This volume of new essays, by leading figures in contemporary metaphysics, is the (...)
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  2. Fabrice Correia (2005). Existential Dependence and Cognate Notions. Philosophia Verlag.
    The purpose of the book is to clarify the notion of existential dependence and cognate notions, such as supervenience and the notion of an internal relation. I defend the view that such notions are best understood in terms of the concept of metaphysical grounding, i.e. the concept of one fact obtaining in virtue of other facts, where ‘in virtue of’ has a distinctively metaphysical meaning.
     
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  3. Fabrice Correia (2010). Grounding and Truth-Functions. Logique Et Analyse 53 (211):251-279.
    How does metaphysical grounding interact with the truth-functions? I argue that the answer varies according to whether one has a worldly conception or a conceptual conception of grounding. I then put forward a logic of worldly grounding and give it an adequate semantic characterisation.
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  4. Fabrice Correia (2008). Ontological Dependence. Philosophy Compass 3 (5):1013-1032.
    'Ontological dependence' is a term of philosophical jargon which stands for a rich family of properties and relations, often taken to be among the most fundamental ontological properties and relations. Notions of ontological dependence are usually thought of as 'carving reality at its ontological joints', and as marking certain forms of ontological 'non-self-sufficiency'. The use of notions of dependence goes back as far as Aristotle's characterization of substances, and these notions are still widely used to characterize other concepts and to (...)
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    Fabrice Correia (2013). Logical Grounds. Review of Symbolic Logic (1):1-29.
    I identify a notion of logical grounding, clarify it, and show how it can be used (i) to characterise various consequence relations, and (ii) to give a precise syntactic account of the notion of “groundedness” at work in the literature on the paradoxes of truth.
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    Fabrice Correia, From Grounding to Truth-Making: Some Thoughts. Philosophical Papers Dedicated to Kevin Mulligan.
    I assume that truth-making is to be understood in terms of grounding, and I show how, on that assumption, various general properties of truth-making follow from certain features of grounding.
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  7. Fabrice Correia & Benjamin Schnieder (2012). Grounding: An Opinionated Introduction. In Fabrice Correia & Benjamin Schnieder (eds.), Metaphysical Grounding: Understanding the Structure of Reality. Cambridge University Press 1.
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    Fabrice Correia (forthcoming). On the Logic of Factual Equivalence. Review of Symbolic Logic:1-20.
    Say that two sentences are factually equivalent when they describe the same facts or situations, understood as worldly items, i.e. as bits of reality rather than as representations of reality. The notion of factual equivalence is certainly of central interest to philosophical semantics, but it plays a role in a much wider range of philosophical areas. What is the logic of factual equivalence? This paper attempts to give a partial answer to this question, by providing an answer the following, more (...)
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    Fabrice Correia & Sven Rosenkranz (2013). 9. Living on the Brink, or Welcome Back, Growing Block! Oxford Studies in Metaphysics 8:333.
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  10. Fabrice Correia (2012). On the Reduction of Necessity to Essence. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 84 (3):639-653.
    In his influential paper ‘‘Essence and Modality’’, Kit Fine argues that no account of essence framed in terms of metaphysical necessity is possible, and that it is rather metaphysical necessity which is to be understood in terms of essence. On his account, the concept of essence is primitive, and for a proposition to be metaphysically necessary is for it to be true in virtue of the nature of all things. Fine also proposes a reduction of conceptual and logical necessity in (...)
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    Fabrice Correia & Sven Rosenkranz (2015). Presentism Without Presentness. Thought: A Journal of Philosophy 4 (1):19-27.
    We argue that presentism, understood as a view about time and existence, can perspicuously be defined in opposition to all other familiar contenders without appeal to any notion of presentness or cognate notions such as concreteness. Given recent worries about the suitability of such notions to cut much metaphysical ice, this should be welcomed by presentism's defenders. We also show that, irrespective of its sparse ideology, the proposed formulation forestalls any deviant interpretation at odds with the view it aims to (...)
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  12. Fabrice Correia (2006). Generic Essence, Objectual Essence, and Modality. Noûs 40 (4):753–767.
    When thinking about the notion of essence or of an essential feature, philosophers typically focus on what I will call the notion of objectual essence. The main aim of this paper is to argue that beside this familiar notion stands another one, the notion of generic essence, which contrary to appearance cannot be understood in terms of the familiar notion, and which also fails to be correctly characterized by certain other accounts which naturally come to mind as well. Some of (...)
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    Fabrice Correia & Andrea Iacona (eds.) (2013). Around the Tree: Semantic and Metaphysical Issues Concerning Branching and the Open Future. Springer.
    Over the past few years, the tree model of time has been widely employed to deal with issues concerning the semantics of tensed discourse. The thought that has motivated its adoption is that the most plausible way to make sense of indeterminism is to conceive of future possibilities as branches that depart from a common trunk, constituted by the past and the present. However, the thought still needs to be further articulated and defended, and several important questions remain open, such (...)
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  14. Fabrice Correia (2007). (Finean) Essence and (Priorean) Modality. Dialectica 61 (1):63–84.
    In Fine 1994, Kit Fine challenges the view that the notion of essence is to be understood in terms of the metaphysical modalities, and he argues that it is not essence which reduces to metaphysical modality, but rather metaphysical modality which reduces to essence. In this paper I put forward a modal account of essence and argue that it is immune from Fine’s objections. The account presupposes a non‐standard, independently motivated conception of the metaphysical modalities which I dub Priorean. Arthur (...)
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    Fabrice Correia & Sven Rosenkranz (2012). Eternal Facts in an Ageing Universe. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 90 (2):307 - 320.
    In recent publications, Kit Fine devises a classification of A-theories of time and defends a non-standard A-theory he calls fragmentalism, according to which reality as a whole is incoherent but fragments into classes of mutually coherent tensed facts. We argue that Fine's classification in not exhaustive, as it ignores another non-standard A-theory we dub dynamic absolutism, according to which there are tensed facts that stay numerically the same and yet undergo qualitative changes as time goes by. We expound this theory (...)
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    Fabrice Correia & Christine Tappolet (2014). Plus on Monte Plus on s’Amuse : Introduction. Les ateliers de l'éthique/The Ethics Forum 9 (2):149-151.
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    Fabrice Correia (2004). Husserl on Foundation. Dialectica 58 (3):349–367.
    In the third of his Logical Investigations, Husserl draws an important distinction between two kinds of parts: the dependent parts like the redness of a visual datum or the squareness of a given picture, and the independent parts like the head of a horse or a brick in a wall. On his view, the distinction is to be understood in terms of a more fundamental notion, the notion of foundation. This paper is an attempt at clarifying that notion. Such attempts (...)
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    Fabrice Correia (2004). Semantics for Analytic Containment. Studia Logica 77 (1):87-104.
    In 1977, R. B. Angell presented a logic for analytic containment, a notion of relevant implication stronger than Anderson and Belnap's entailment. In this paper I provide for the first time the logic of first degree analytic containment, as presented in [2] and [3], with a semantical characterization—leaving higher degree systems for future investigations. The semantical framework I introduce for this purpose involves a special sort of truth-predicates, which apply to pairs of collections of formulas instead of individual formulas, and (...)
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    Fabrice Correia (2007). Modality, Quantification, and Many Vlach-Operators. Journal of Philosophical Logic 36 (4):473 - 488.
    Consider two standard quantified modal languages A and P whose vocabularies comprise the identity predicate and the existence predicate, each endowed with a standard S5 Kripke semantics where the models have a distinguished actual world, which differ only in that the quantifiers of A are actualist while those of P are possibilist. Is it possible to enrich these languages in the same manner, in a non-trivial way, so that the two resulting languages are equally expressive-i.e., so that for each sentence (...)
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    Fabrice Correia (1999). Adequacy Results for Some Priorean Modal Propositional Logics. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 40 (2):236-249.
    Standard possible world semantics for propositional modal languages ignore truth-value gaps. However, simple considerations suggest that it should not be so. In Section 1, I identify what I take to be a correct truth-clause for necessity under the assumption that some possible worlds are incomplete (i.e., "at" which some propositions lack a truth-value). In Section 2, I build a world semantics, the semantics of TV-models, for standard modal propositional languages, which agrees with the truth-clause for necessity previously identified. Sections 3–5 (...)
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    Fabrice Correia (2000). Propositional Logic of Essence. Journal of Philosophical Logic 29 (3):295-313.
    This paper presents a propositional version of Kit Fine's (quantified) logic for essentialist statements, provides it with a semantics, and proves the former adequate (i.e. sound and complete) with respect to the latter.
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    Fabrice Correia (2015). L. Haaparanta and H.J. Koskinen , Categories of Being: Essays on Metaphysics and Logic, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012, 512 Pp., £64 , ISBN 978‐0‐19‐989057‐6. [REVIEW] Dialectica 69 (1):138-143.
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  23. Fabrice Correia (forthcoming). "Comments on Achille Varzi's" Change, Temporal Parts, and the Argument From Vagueness". Dialectica.
     
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    Fabrice Correia & Philipp Keller (2004). Introduction. Dialectica 58 (3):275–278.
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    Fabrice Correia (2001). Priorean Strict Implication, Q and Related Systems. Studia Logica 69 (3):411-427.
    We introduce a system PSI for a strict implication operator called Priorean strict implication. The semantics for PSI is based on partial Kripke models without accessibility relations. PSI is proved sound and complete with respect to that semantics, and Prior's system Q and related systems are shown to be fragments of PSI or of a mild extension of it.
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    Fabrice Correia, Jessica Leech & Mollie Molyneaux (2011). Genevan Ruminations on The Metaphysics of Knowledge. Dialectica 65 (1):117-123.
    A collection of questions collated from a book symposium on Keith Hossack's "The Metaphysics of Knowledge" (OUP, 2007).
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    Fabrice Correia (2005). Comments on Varzi. Dialectica 59 (4):499–502.
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    Fabrice Correia (forthcoming). Review of Wojciech Żełaniec, The Recalcitrant Synthetic A Priori. [REVIEW] Dialectica.
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    Fabrice Correia (2004). Sur l'« Argument du Vague » En Faveur du Quadri-Dimensionnalisme. Étude Critique de Sider, Theodore, Four-Dimensionalism. An Ontology of Persistence and Time, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 2003(2001), 255 Pages.Étude Critique de Sider, Theodore, Four-Dimensionalism. An Ontology of Persistence and Time, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 2003(2001), 255 Pages. [REVIEW] Philosophiques 31 (1):239-249.
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  30. Fabrice Correia (2007). Modality, Quantification, and Many Vlach-Operators. Journal of Philosophical Logic 36 (4):473-488.
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  31. Fabrice Correia (2009). Past, Present and Future - Arthur Prior. [REVIEW] Humana.Mente 8.
     
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