Grounding, Contingency and Transitivity

Ratio 30 (1):1-14 (2017)
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Abstract

Grounding contingentism is the doctrine according to which grounds are not guaranteed to necessitate what they ground. In this paper I will argue that the most plausible version of contingentism is incompatible with the idea that the grounding relation is transitive, unless either ‘priority monism’ or ‘contrastivism’ are assumed.

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Roberto Loss
Complutense University of Madrid

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