(2013) Axiomathes 23 (2).

Exemplification as explanation

Anna-Sofia Maurin

pp. 401-417

In this paper I critically investigate an unorthodox attempt to metaphysically explain in virtue of what there are states of affairs. This is a suggestion according to which states of affairs exist thanks to, rather than, as is the common view, in spite of, the infinite regress their metaphysical explanation seems to engender. I argue that, no matter in which form it is defended, or in which theoretical framework it is set, this suggestion cannot provide us with the explanation we crave.

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Maurin, A. (2013). Exemplification as explanation. Axiomathes 23 (2), pp. 401-417.

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