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Single Idea 15048

[catalogued under 7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 2. Reality]

Full Idea

The first main approach says metaphysical reality is to be identified with what is 'objective' or 'factual'. ...According to the second conception, metaphysical reality is to be identified with what is 'irreducible' or 'fundamental'.

Gist of Idea

In metaphysics, reality is regarded as either 'factual', or as 'fundamental'

Source

Kit Fine (The Question of Realism [2001], 1)

Book Reference

-: 'Philosophers' Imprint' [-], p.3


A Reaction

Fine is defending the 'fundamental' approach, via the 'grounding' relation. The whole structure, though, seems to be reality. In particular, a complete story must include the relations which facilitate more than mere fundamentals.