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Supervenience, Strong Natural or Nomological

Supervenience, Strong Natural or Nomological: Where A and B are things, facts, events, or properties, B strongly logically supervenes on A if and only if (i) the strong supevenience relation holds between them, and ...

Robert Hanna
Jul 2, 2022
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SUPERVENIENCE, STRONG NATURAL OR NOMOLOGICAL: Where A and B are things, facts, events, or properties, B strongly naturally or nomologically supervenes on A if and only if (i) the strong supervenience relation holds between them, and (ii) the upwards necessitation and necessary covariation relations between them obtain with natural or nomological necessity, i.e., according to the laws of nature.

REFERENCES

(Chalmers, 1996). Chalmers, D., The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory. New York: Oxford Univ. Press.

(Horgan, 1993). Horgan, T. “From Supervenience to Superdupervenience: Meeting the Demands of a Material World.” Mind 102: 555-586.

(Kim, 1993). Kim, J. Supervenience and Mind. Cambridge MA: Cambridge Univ. Press.


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