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    Indeterminacy and failure of grounding

    Assadian, Bahram and Nassim, Jonathan (2019) Indeterminacy and failure of grounding. Theoria 85 (4), pp. 276-288. ISSN 1755-2567.

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    Cases of grounding failure present a puzzle for fundamental metaphysics. Typically, solutions are thought to lie either in adding ontology such as haecceities or in re‐describing the cases by means of the ideology of metaphysical indeterminacy. The controversial status of haecceities has led some to favour metaphysical indeterminacy as the way to solve the puzzle. We consider two further treatments of grounding failure each of which, we argue, is a more plausible alternative. As such, the initial dichotomy is a false one, and these alternative options deserve consideration before resorting to the heavyweight machinery of metaphysical indeterminacy.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): ground, grounding failure, haecceitism, metaphysical indeterminacy, referential indeterminacy
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    SWORD Depositor: Mr Joe Tenant
    Depositing User: Mr Joe Tenant
    Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2019 07:25
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:53


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