Registration to Departmental Seminar, Department of Philosophy (21 Nov 2022)

Date: 21 November 2022 (Mon)
Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm HK Time
Venue: Room 220, Fung King Hey Building (Limited seats. Registrations will be handled on a first come, first served basis) with synchronous online broadcasting on Zoom

Speaker: Prof. Daniel Graham Marshall
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Lingnan University

Topics: Grounding and Fact Granularity

Abstract:
According to the modal theory of facts, two facts are identical iff they are necessarily equivalent. This theory faces the objection that it is incompatible with the best theory of metaphysical grounding, which is the standard theory of grounding, and hence should be rejected. I defend the modal theory from this objection by arguing that there is an alternative theory of grounding that is compatible with the modal theory and is at least as attractive as the standard theory. This argument is partially based on there being reasons to think that, if grounding is transitive, as the standard theory holds, then, contra the standard theory, grounds cannot be disjunctive.

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