Anchoring versus Grounding – Reply to Schaffer

In this paper, I clarify and defend the distinction between “anchoring” and “grounding.” In addition to the widely discussed grounding relation, anchoring is a different kind of metaphysical determination, and both need to be a part of full explanations of how facts are metaphysically determined. I discuss and reply to Schaffer’s two alternative challenges — his definitions reply and his relations reply.

Biblio Reference

Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Forthcoming, DOI:10.1111/phpr.12644