By Our Bootstraps

Philosophical Perspectives 25 (1):27-41 (2011)
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Recently much has been made of the grounding relation, and of the idea that it is intimately tied to fundamentality. If A grounds B, then A is more fundamental than B (though not vice versa ), and A is ungrounded if and only if it is fundamental full stop—absolutely fundamental. But here is a puzzle: is grounding itself absolutely fundamental?
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DOI 10.1111/j.1520-8583.2011.00207.x
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