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Reality and Its Structure: Essays in Fundamentality

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2019.04.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ricki Bliss and Graham Priest (eds.), Reality and its Structure: Essays in Fundamentality, Oxford University Press, 2018, 324pp., $70.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198755630. Reviewed by David Mark Kovacs, Tel Aviv University Over the last ten years we have witnessed an explosion of research done in "stratified metaphysics", the area of metaphysics whose main focus is on concepts such as grounding, ontological dependence and fundamentality, and various first-order issues cast in terms of such notions. The present volume contains fifteen essays that fall within this broad research program, with one interesting twist to them: one way or other, they all question what has widely come to be recognized as the "orthodoxy" concerning the structure of reality. What is the orthodoxy? In their helpful introduction, Ricki Bliss and Graham Priest formulate it as the conjunction of four theses: 1. The hierarchy thesis: Reality... Read More

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