Is there an ontologically fundamental level?
Lewis says yes, Ladymann says no (for example), I am undecided.
It seems that the issue is one of scale. Are we talking about cultural ontology, or inherent ontology? A cultural ontologically fundamental level could be the state at birth. The inherent knowledge we are born with is more difficult to pin down, because it tends to be overwhelmed by the influx of cultural programing.
In response to HemperorsCloset, I am talking about the physical world. Is there a level, quarks and electrons perhaps, or Lewis's mosaic of basic properties, on which everything else supervenes or is reducible to? I do not see a principled reason for believing that there is (or isn't) and am interested on other peoples thoughts on this.
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