Dr Leuenberger awarded a Carnegie Trust grant.

Dr Leuenberger awarded a Carnegie Trust grant.

Issued: Mon, 07 May 2012 12:00:00 BST

Dr Leuenberger has been awarded a Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland research grant, for a visit at eidos (University of Geneva) in the summer of 2012 to work on a project entitled "Grounds without Supplements".

Dr Leuenberger describes his reearch as follows: Not all facts are fundamental. Some are grounded in, or obtain in virtue of others. For example, the fact that Glasgow is a city is grounded in certain facts about the distribution of people and houses in a certain geographical area. In recent years, philosophers have started to systematically investigate the relevant notion of a fact being grounded in other facts. In these investigations, a certain principle about the relationship between partially grounding and fully grounding - called "supplementation principle" - is almost universally accepted. I shall question this principle, and argue that abandoning it has far-reaching consequences in metaphysics.

Stephan Leuenberger's website

eidos, University of Geneva