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Single Idea 15008

[catalogued under 7. Existence / C. Structure of Existence / 6. Fundamentals / b. Types of fundamental]

Full Idea

The locus of fundamentality for a Finean is the whole proposition, whereas for me it is the proposition-part. Fundamentality is holistic for the Finean, atomistic for me.

Gist of Idea

Is fundamentality in whole propositions (and holistic), or in concepts (and atomic)?


Theodore Sider (Writing the Book of the World [2011], 08.3)

Book Reference

Sider,Theodore: 'Writing the Book of the World' [OUP 2011], p.147

A Reaction

This is because Kit Fine has pushed fundamentality into a relation (grounding), rather than into the particular entities involved (if I understand Sider's reading of him aright). My first intuition is to side with Sider. I'm on Sider's side...