Single Idea 15047

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

Full Idea

Questions of what is real are to be settled upon the basis of considerations of ground.

Gist of Idea

What is real can only be settled in terms of 'ground'


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

Book Reference

-: 'Philosophers' Imprint' [-], p.1

A Reaction

This looks like being one of Fine's most important ideas, which is shifting the whole basis of contemporary metaphysics. Only Parmenides and Heidegger thought Being was the target. Aristotle aims at identity. What grounds what is a third alternative.

Related Idea

Idea 15060 Why should what is explanatorily basic be therefore more real? [Fine,K]