Neo-Humean Grouding

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Unit:
Κατεύθυνση Φιλοσοφία των Επιστημών και της Τεχνολογίας
Library of the School of Science
Deposit date:
2018-12-17
Year:
2018
Author:
Brehier-Stamatiadis Alexios
Supervisors info:
Στέλιος Βιρβιδάκης, Καθηγητής, Τμήμα Ιστορίας και Φιλοσοφίας της Επιστήμης, Σχολή Θετικών Επιστημών
Original Title:
Νεο-Χιουμιανή Θεμελίωση
Languages:
English
Translated title:
Neo-Humean Grouding
Summary:
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.
Main subject category:
Science
Other subject categories:
Philosophy - Psychology
Keywords:
Grounding, Non-causal explanation, Causation, Reduction
Index:
Yes
Number of index pages:
27
Contains images:
No
Number of references:
96
Number of pages:
55

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