Grounding, Contingency and Transitivity

Ratio 30 (1):1-14 (2017)
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Roberto Loss
Universität Hamburg
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Grounding contingentism is the doctrine according to which grounds are not guaranteed to necessitate what they ground. In this paper I will argue that the most plausible version of contingentism is incompatible with the idea that the grounding relation is transitive, unless either ‘priority monism’ or ‘contrastivism’ are assumed.
Keywords grounding  necessitarianism  transitivity  contingency  negative facts  totality facts
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DOI 10.1111/rati.12109
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Grounds, Roots and Abysses.Roberto Loss - 2015 - Thought: A Journal of Philosophy 4 (4):41-52.

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