Metaphysical Dependence: Grounding and Reduction

@inproceedings{Rosen2009MetaphysicalDG,
  title={Metaphysical Dependence: Grounding and Reduction},
  author={G. Rosen},
  year={2009}
}
This essay is a plea for ideological toleration. Philosophers are right to be fussy about the words they use, especially in metaphysics where bad vocabulary has been a source of grief down through the ages. But they can sometimes be too fussy, dismissing as ‘unintelligible’ or ‘obscure’ certain forms of language that are perfectly meaningful by ordinary standards and which may be of some real use. So it is, I suggest, with certain idioms of metaphysical determination and dependence. We say that… Expand
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