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New Frontiers in Ground, Essence, and Modality: Introduction

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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
JournalSynthese
Early online date17 Dec 2018
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DateAccepted/In press - 12 Dec 2018
DateE-pub ahead of print (current) - 17 Dec 2018

Abstract

Ground, essence, and modality seem to have something to do with each other. Can we provide unified foundations for ground and essence, or should we treat each as primitives? Can modality be grounded in essence, or should essence be expressed in terms of modality? Does grounding entail necessitation? Are the notions of ground and essence univocal? This volume focuses on the links—or lack thereof—between these three notions, as well as the foundations of ground, essence, and modality more generally, bringing together work on the metaphysics, epistemology, and logic of these three notions by some of the leading figures in the field as well as emerging young scholars.

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  • philosophy, grounding, modality, essence, metaphysics

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