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Williams and Stephen Barker); 4. Discussions of notions of priority which are related to grounding, in particular dependence and truth-making (see the papers by Kathrin Koslicki, E. J. Lowe, Jody Azzouni, David Liggins, and – again – Stephen Barker). Let us briefly introduce the chapters one by one. Chapter 1 – ‘Guide to ground’. The volume starts with Fine drawing a grand picture of grounding. His rich paper addresses numerous aspects of a theory of grounding. 2). 4). 10), starting with the pure logic of ground and moving on to the relation of grounding to the truth-functional connectives, the quantifiers, and lambda abstraction.
37 38 kit fine particle’s being acted upon by a positive force made it true that the particle was accelerating; and similarly for (1) and (3). In each of the above cases, there would appear to be some sort of modal connection between explanandum and explanans. Thus from (1)–(3), it would appear to follow that: (1) Necessarily, if the ball is red and it is round then it is red and round; (2) Necessarily, if the particle is acted upon by some positive force then it is accelerating; (3) Necessarily, if the action was done with the intention of causing harm then it is wrong.
From the perspective of the theory of ground, truth-maker theory has an unduly restricted conception of what is grounded. One might of course be interested in the ground for the truth or correctness of our representations of the world (in which case, it is presumably not merely the truth of one class of representations that will be of interest, but the class of all representations – be they linguistic, mental, or abstract). But these are by no means the only questions of ground or “making” that will arise.
A Companion to Martin Heidegger's "Being and time" by Joseph J. Kockelmans (Editor)