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Setting the story straight: fictionalism about grounding

Setting the story straight: fictionalism about grounding
Setting the story straight: fictionalism about grounding
This paper explores a middle way between realism and eliminativism about grounding. Grounding-talk is intelligible and useful, but it fails to pick out grounding relations that exist or obtain in reality. Instead, grounding-talk allows us to convey facts about what metaphysically explains what, and about the worldly dependence relations that give rise to those explanations.
Fictionalism, Grounding, Metaphysical explanation
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Thompson, Naomi
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Thompson, Naomi
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Thompson, Naomi (2021) Setting the story straight: fictionalism about grounding. Philosophical Studies. (doi:10.1007/s11098-021-01661-w).

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This paper explores a middle way between realism and eliminativism about grounding. Grounding-talk is intelligible and useful, but it fails to pick out grounding relations that exist or obtain in reality. Instead, grounding-talk allows us to convey facts about what metaphysically explains what, and about the worldly dependence relations that give rise to those explanations.

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Accepted/In Press date: 17 May 2021
Published date: 5 June 2021
Keywords: Fictionalism, Grounding, Metaphysical explanation

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Local EPrints ID: 449546
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/449546
ISSN: 0031-8116
PURE UUID: 2e92566c-197e-4933-ae43-3813739d6579
ORCID for Naomi Thompson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8605-6731

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Date deposited: 07 Jun 2021 16:31
Last modified: 29 Apr 2022 01:47

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