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Reality and its Structure: Essays in Fundamentality

Ricki Bliss and Graham Priest


This volume brings together fourteen essays from leading and emerging scholars that address issues relating to the view that has come to be known as metaphysical foundationalism, and explore possibilities regarding its alternatives. According to the foundationalist, reality is hierarchically arranged with chains of entities ordered by metaphysical dependence relations that terminate in a fundamental ground populated by consistent and contingent entities. Each essay in this volume addresses some aspect or other of at least one of these core commitments. Must there be anything fundamental? Is re ... More

Keywords: metaphysical dependence, fundamentality, ontological priority, metaphysical explanation, metaphysical foundationalism, metaphysical infinitism, metaphysical coherentism

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198755630
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198755630.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ricki Bliss, editor
Lehigh University, USA

Graham Priest, editor
City University of New York Graduate Center

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