The Taming of the Grounds

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As it is presently employed, grounding permits grounding many things from one ground. In this paper, I show why this is a mistake by pushing for a uniqueness principle on grounding. After arguing in favor of this principle, I say something about it and kinds of grounding, discuss a similar principle, and consider its import on a formal feature of grounding, ontology, and ontological simplicity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)789-809
Number of pages21
JournalCanadian Journal of Philosophy
Issue number8
StatePublished - Nov 2022


  • Because
  • fix
  • grounding
  • identity
  • uniqueness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy


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