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Single Idea 19020

[catalogued under 14. Science / D. Explanation / 2. Types of Explanation / a. Types of explanation]

Full Idea

Grounding is a kind of explanation - and specifically, the kind of metaphysical explanation that metaphysicians are after.

Gist of Idea

Grounding is a kind of explanation, suited to metaphysics


Barbara Vetter (Potentiality [2015], 4.5)

Book Reference

Vetter,Barbara: 'Potentiality: from Dispositions to Modality' [OUP 2015], p.133

A Reaction

Depending on how you interpret 'grounding', it is plausible that it is the sort of explanation that physicists and economists are after as well. If the aim is to understand the structure of everything, the target is to know what grounds what.