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Reality Making

Mark Jago

Abstract

What makes up reality, and how? This question is central to contemporary metaphysics, but is approached by its practitioners in a number of ways. We can ask: what kinds of entity are fundamental to reality? These fundamental entities (if there are any) are those that all the other entities depend on for their existence and their qualities. How do those dependent entities depend on the fundamental ones? How does one entity, or one kind of entity, ground another? What is this metaphysically important concept of grounding? What are material objects? How does our concept of an object operate, and ... More

Keywords: reality, making, grounding, fundamentality, essence, nature, metaphysical dependence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198755722
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755722.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Jago, editor
University of Nottingham

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