On Some Counterexamples to the Transitivity of Grounding

Essays in Philosophy 14 (1):19-32 (2013)
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I discuss three recent counterexamples to the transitivity of grounding due to Jonathan Schaffer. I argue that the counterexamples don’t work and draw some conclusions about the relationship between grounding and explanation.

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