Chains of Being: Infinite Regress, Circularity, and Metaphysical Explanation

Oxford: Oxford University Press (2022)
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'Chains of Being' argues that there can be infinite chains of dependence or grounding. Cameron also defends the view that there can be circular relations of ontological dependence or grounding, and uses these claims to explore issues in logic and ontology.

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Ross Cameron
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