Single Idea 17296

[catalogued under 7. Existence / C. Structure of Existence / 1. Grounding / c. Grounding and explanation]

Full Idea

The reason we must countenance grounding is that it is indispensible to certain important explanations.

Gist of Idea

We must accept grounding, for our important explanations


Paul Audi (Clarification and Defense of Grounding [2012], 3.3)

Book Reference

'Metaphysical Grounding', ed/tr. Correia,F/Schnieder,B [CUP 2012], p.104

A Reaction

I like this a lot. The first given of all philosophy is the drive to exlain. However, we mustn't go inventing features of the world, simply to give us the possibility of explaining it. The objective fact seems to be the without-which-not relation.