An argument for entity grounding

Analysis 80 (3):500-507 (2020)
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Abstract

In this paper, I give an argument for the view that non-fact entities – such as physical objects, abstract objects, events and so on – can ground other entities. Roughly put, the argument is as follows: those who accept this view can provide a more plausible account of the grounds of identity facts than those who deny this view.

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Isaac Wilhelm
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