Explanation in Metaphysics and Bolzano ’ S Theory of Ground and Consequence

  title={Explanation in Metaphysics and Bolzano ’ S Theory of Ground and Consequence},
  author={Arianna Betti},
In (2006a, 2006b), Benjamin Schnieder criticizes truthmaking as a relation between entities in the world and the truths those entities ‘make true’. In (2006b), his criticism exploits a notion of conceptual explanation that is very similar to Bolzano’s grounding. In the first part of this paper, I offer an analysis of Bolzano’s grounding. I discuss some open problems and argue that Bolzano’s grounding is not a systematization of the ordinary notion of ‘because’ as others have maintained, but of… CONTINUE READING

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