Truths qua Grounds


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Ghislain Guigon
University of Geneva (PhD)
Abstract
A number of philosophers have recently found it congenial to talk in terms of grounding. Grounding discourse features grounding sentences that are answers to questions about what grounds what. The goal of this article is to explore and defend a counterpart-theoretic interpretation of grounding discourse. We are familiar with David Lewis's applications of the method of counterpart theory to de re modal discourse. Counterpart-theoretic interpretations of de re modal idioms and grounding sentences share similar motivations, mechanisms, and applications. I shall explain my motivations and describe two applications of a counterpart theory for grounding discourse. But, in this article, my main focus is on counterpart-theoretic mechanisms.
Keywords Grounding  Counterpart Theory  Metaphysical Explanation  David K. Lewis
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Reprint years 2017, 2018
DOI 10.1111/phpr.12372
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