Thought: A Journal of Philosophy 2 (4):332-340 (2013)

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Tuomas E. Tahko
University of Bristol
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It is argued that if we take grounding to be univocal, then there is a serious tension between truth-grounding and one commonly assumed structural principle for grounding, namely transitivity. The primary claim of the article is that truth-grounding cannot be transitive. Accordingly, it is either the case that grounding is not transitive or that truth-grounding is not grounding, or both
Keywords truthmaking  dependence  transitivity  relevance  discernment  grounding
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