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Ontological Dependence


Fabrice Correia


Pages 389 - 393



According to many philosophers, reality is not a mere mosaic of selfcontained objects: many things ontologically depend upon other things. Ontological dependence comes in two (overlapping) varieties, existential and essential. And there are in turn many kinds of properties and relations – predicables, for short – of existential dependence as well as of essential dependence.




1Department of Philosophy, University of Geneva



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