Κατεύθυνση Φιλοσοφία των Επιστημών και της ΤεχνολογίαςLibrary of the School of Science
Στέλιος Βιρβιδάκης, Καθηγητής, Τμήμα Ιστορίας και Φιλοσοφίας της Επιστήμης, Σχολή Θετικών Επιστημών
The aim of this paper is twofold. At first, I wish to present a general account of what the orthodox view about grounding is. In doing so, I will provide a list of platitudes about grounding, its formal and non-formal characteristics, as well as its relation to other notions (such as ontological dependence, supervenience and realization). Secondly, I wish to give a reductive account of grounding in terms of perfectly natural properties. For such a reduction to be possible, I claim that grounding is identical with causation and I propose a grounding-mechanistic model of explanation.
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Philosophy - Psychology
Grounding, Non-causal explanation, Causation, Reduction
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Αλέξιος Μπρεγιέ-Σταματιάδης (Neo-Humean grounding).pdf
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