Groups, Individuals, and Metaphysical Grounding

Can we more fully understand what metaphysical grounding is supposed to be, and intervene in debates about it?

Project Abstract

We address the concern that the concept of groups and individuals mutually co-determining each other is either not explanatory or incoherent.  We address this by exploring the notion of metaphysical grounding.  We seek to understand what metaphysical grounding is supposed to be, and then intervene in the debates about it.  We anticipate concluding that grounding is actually a series of concepts which share various features.  It is likely that some grounding relations are bidirectional.  This would allow that the individuals who are members of a group can ground that group, and that the group can in turn ground its members.

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