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Ground vs justification?

I'm wondering if there is a technical distinction I've been missing between 'ground' and 'justification' in philosophy. If I say that my true belief is 'grounded', isn't that the same as saying that ...
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Anti-realism in regards to the notion of grounding

There are a lot of philosophical texts on the notion of grounding, that is, the relation "X grounds Y". But what if all this is based on a mistaken notion? What if nothing grounds anything? ...
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Is grounding a logical relation?

Should we understand grounding relations as logical relations or as causal relations? Supervenience is a logical relation, for example, but I don't know what to say about grounding.
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The set-or-class of things that don't exist

If it could be determinate, how many things don't exist, i.e. if there could be a set of nonexistent things, would the existence of other things follow "mechanically"? If it's not ...
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Problems with saying that our universe is physically closed (reformulating Kant's antinomies)

Initial caveat: some misapprehension seems to have arisen over my reference to physical sets. But in this, I am trying to follow the language of modern topology, which seems to be applied everywhere ...
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How many variations on graph-theoretic/related parameters indicate alternatives to foundationalism/coherentism/infinitism?

The set theory I'm trying to work in right now is geared towards applying an "axiom of multifoundation" whose local maximum representation is: The interpretation of the elementhood glyphs ...
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Can an Inalienable Object be Possessed by two People? [closed]

For example, say John was in a terrible accident and had his hand was severed, he has his hand replaced by a donor hand that comes from James. Normally, in the English Language, we could consider ...
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References for the notion of grounding, applied to mathematical truths

I am interested in papers that discuss the notion of grounding and applies it to mathematical statements. For example, the facts that 1+1=2 and 2+2=4 collectively ground their conjunction 1+1=2 AND 2+...
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What is a logical ground?

I've been stumbling upon the expression and am now asking myself what it's meaning is. What does mentioning a logical ground refer to? Perhaps anyone could try to break down the possibly multilayered ...
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A Ground or Foundation of Morality

I am currently reading the very fascinating paper Unspeakable Ethics, Unnatural Law by Arthur Allen Leff. It seems that the thrust of his paper is that there is no "naturalistic" way of grounding or ...
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Grounding without fundamental relations

Philosophers from Leibniz to John Heil have proposed the reduction/elimination of relations to non-relational features of their relata; essentially, they seek to formulate an ontology which does not ...
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