Recent work on grounding

Michael J. Clark, David Liggins

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There is currently an explosion of interest in grounding. In this article we provide an overview of the debate so far. We begin by introducing the concept of grounding, before discussing several kinds of scepticism about the topic. We then identify a range of central questions in the theory of grounding and discuss competing answers to them that have emerged in the debate. We close by raising some questions that have been relatively neglected but which warrant further attention. © 2012 The Authors 2012. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The Analysis Trust. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)812-823
Number of pages11
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012


  • dependence
  • fundamentality
  • grounding


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