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4:00 pm Could a Middle Level be the Most Fundamental? Sara Bernstein (Notre Dame) @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 5307
Could a Middle Level be the Most Fundamental? Sara Bernstein (Notre Dame) @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 5307
Feb 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Debates over what is fundamental assume that what is fundamental must be either a “top” level (roughly, the biggest or highest-level thing), or a “bottom” level (roughly, the smallest or lowest-level things). Here I sketch a middle view between top-ism and bottom-ism, that a middle level could be the most fundamental, and argue for its possibility. I then suggest that this view satisfies the desiderata of asymmetry, irreflexivity, intransitivity, and well-foundedness of fundamentality, and that[...]