Single Idea 15007

[catalogued under 7. Existence / C. Structure of Existence / 1. Grounding / a. Nature of grounding]

Full Idea

My main objection to Fine's notion of grounding as fundamental is that it violates 'purity' - that fundamental truths should involve only fundamental notions.

Gist of Idea

If you make 'grounding' fundamental, you have to mention some non-fundamental notions


comment on Kit Fine (The Question of Realism [2001]) by Theodore Sider - Writing the Book of the World 08.2

Book Reference

Sider,Theodore: 'Writing the Book of the World' [OUP 2011], p.144

A Reaction

[p.106 of Sider for 'purity'] The point here is that to define a grounding relation you have to mention the 'higher' levels of the relationship (as in a 'city' being grounded in physical stuff), which doesn't seem fundamental enough.

Related Idea

Idea 15006 Something is grounded when it holds, and is explained, and necessitated by something else [Fine,K, by Sider]