© 2013 Luois deRosset
Kit Fine, in "The Pure Logic of Ground", has made a seminal attempt at formalizing the notion of ground. Fine ties the formal treatment of grounding to the notion of a weak ground. Formalization of this sort is supposed to bring clarity and precision to our theorizing. Unfortunately, as I will argue, it's not clear what weak ground is. I review five alternative explanations of the idea, and argue that none of them are ultimately satisfactory. I close by outlining a more complicated explanation of the notion that turns out to be more satisfactory.
deRosset, Louis (2013) "What is Weak Ground?," Essays in Philosophy: Vol. 14: Iss. 1, Article 2. http://dx.doi.org/10.7710/1526-0569.1452