Philosophical Studies 161 (3):391-401 (2012)

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Tatjana von Solodkoff
University College Dublin
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In recent work, Louis deRosset (Philosophical Studies 149:73–97, 2010) has argued that priority theorists, who hold that truths about macroscopic objects can be metaphysically explained without reference to such things, cannot meet an independently motivated constraint upon good explanation. By clarifying the nature of the priority theorist’s project, I argue that deRosset’s argument fails to establish its conclusion.
Keywords Priority  Fundamentality  Metaphysical explanation  Truthmaking  Mereology  Mereological Nihilism  Grounding
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