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Unified Foundations for Essence and Ground

  • KIT FINE (a1)
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I argue in favor of a distinctive generic form of essence and ground and show how the two notions thereby complement one another as forms of necessary and sufficient condition.

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Fine, Kit. (2012) ‘Guide to Ground’. In Schneider, B. and Correia, F. (eds.), Metaphysical Grounding (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press), 825.
Fine, Kit. (Forthcoming) ‘Identity Criteria and Ground’. Philosophical Studies, doi:10.1007/s11098-014-0440-7.
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