Truth-Grounding and Transitivity

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It is argued that if we take grounding to be univocal, then there is a serious tension between truth-grounding and one commonly assumed structural principle for grounding, namely transitivity. The primary claim of the article is that truth-grounding cannot be transitive. Accordingly, it is either the case that grounding is not transitive or that truth-grounding is not grounding, or both.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)332-340
JournalThought: A Journal of Philosophy
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013


  • Metaphysics
  • Grounding
  • Truth
  • Truthmaking
  • Transitivity


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