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Reflections on the intellectual foundations for metaphysical ground

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"This essay is a plea for ideological toleration", wrote Rosen (2010) on the idioms of metaphysical dependence, and especially '(metaphysical) ground'. This thesis is likewise a plea for ideological clarity. Much work on ground has connected it to "metaphysical explanation" – perhaps distinct from its causal cousin – and maintained that ground is somehow ineluctably wrapped up with it. Unfortunately, there is hardly consensus about what "explanation" is; the term 'explana...

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HUMS
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Philosophy Faculty
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BPhil
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University of Oxford
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2018-07-16

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