Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2018)

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Tuomas E. Tahko
University of Bristol
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The notion of fundamentality, as it is used in metaphysics, aims to capture the idea that there is something basic or primitive in the world. This metaphysical notion is related to the vernacular use of “fundamental”, but philosophers have also put forward various technical definitions of the notion. Among the most influential of these is the definition of absolute fundamentality in terms of ontological independence or ungroundedness. Accordingly, the notion of fundamentality is often associated with these two other technical notions.
Keywords fundamentality  grounding  ontological dependence  foundationalism  infinitism  well-foundedness  relative fundamentality  independence  atomism  foundation
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