Unified foundations for essence and ground

Kit Fine

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

51 Citations (Scopus)


I argue in favor of a distinctive generic form of essence and ground and show how the two notions thereby complement one another as forms of necessary and sufficient condition.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)296 - 311
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of the American Philosophical Association
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2015


  • Contingency
  • Fitch’s paradox
  • Ignorance
  • Indeterminacy
  • Knowledge
  • Modal logic
  • metaphysics
  • metametaphysics
  • philosophical logic
  • essence
  • ground
  • generic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Social Sciences(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Unified foundations for essence and ground'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this