Philosophical Studies 173 (1):49-100 (2016)

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Jonathan Schaffer
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
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Grounding is often glossed as metaphysical causation, yet no current theory of grounding looks remotely like a plausible treatment of causation. I propose to take the analogy between grounding and causation seriously, by providing an account of grounding in the image of causation, on the template of structural equation models for causation
Keywords Metaphysics  Grounding  Fundamentality  Explanation
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