Supervenience

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  1. Ditching Dependence and Determination: Or, How to Wear the Crazy Trousers.Michael J. Duncan, Kristie Miller & James Norton - forthcoming - Synthese.
    This paper defends Flatland—the view that there exist neither determination nor dependence relations, and that everything is therefore fundamental—from the objection from explanatory inefficacy. According to that objection, Flatland is unattractive because it is unable to explain either the appearance as of there being determination relations, or the appearance as of there being dependence relations. We show how the Flatlander can meet the first challenge by offering four strategies—reducing, eliminating, untangling and omnizing—which, jointly, explain the appearance as of there being (...)
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  2. Humeanism Without Humean Supervenience: A Projectivist Account of Laws and Possibilities.Barry Ward - 2002 - Philosophical Studies 107 (3):191-218.
    Acceptance of Humean Supervenience and the reductive Humean analyses that entail it leads to a litany of inadequately explained conflicts with our intuitions regarding laws and possibilities. However, the non-reductive Humeanism developed here, on which law claims are understood as normative rather than fact stating, can accommodate those intuitions. Rational constraints on such norms provide a set of consistency relations that ground a semantics formulated in terms of factual-normative worlds, solving the Frege-Geach problem of construing unasserted contexts. This set of (...)
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  3. Review of Supervenience and Mind: Selected Philosophical Essays by Jaegwon Kim. [REVIEW]John F. Post - 1995 - Philosophy of Science 62 (2):338-3340.
    "Adaptation properties," as individuated according to evolutionary biology, cannot be reduced to physical properties of the token items that have the adaptation properties. This causes serious if not fatal trouble for several of Kim's crucial theses: the Causal Individuation of Kinds, Weak Supervenience, Alexander's Dictum, the synchronicity thesis (that all psychological kinds supervene on the contemporaneous physical states of the organism), the Correlation Thesis, and indeed his Restricted Correlation Thesis. All these theses are strongly individualist, in the sense of entailing (...)
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  4. Global Supervenience and Belief.Kutschera Franz - unknown
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  5. Truthmaking and Supervenience.Joan Pagès - 2005 - Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 20 (2):191-197.
    In his criticism of Armstrong’s argument against nominalism, Parsons makes a crucial use of a notion of truthmaking in terms of weak supervenience which assumedly: does not entail truthmaker essentialism, is neutral as to the issue of nominalism, and is useful in Armstrong’s argument against Ryle. I will try to show that Parsons’ notion is defective because it does not preserve the explanatory character of truthmakers. Besides, I argue that the natural reformulation of the notion in terms of strong supervenience (...)
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  6. Supervenience and Object-Dependant Properties.Thomas Hofweber - 2005 - Journal of Philosophy 102 (1):5-32.
    I argue that the semantic thesis of direct reference and the meta- physical thesis of the supervenience of the non-physical on the physical cannot both be true. The argument first develops a necessary condition for supervenience, a so-called conditional locality requirement, which is then shown to be incompatible with some physical object having object dependent properties, which in turn is required for the thesis of direct reference to be true. We apply this argument to formulate a new argument against the (...)
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  7. Supervenience Is a Two-Way Street.Richard B. Miller - 1990 - Journal of Philosophy 87 (12):695.
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  8. Supervenience, Determination, and Reduction.Jaegwon Kim - 1985 - Journal of Philosophy 82 (11):616.
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  9. Supervenience.R. M. Hare - 1984 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 58 (1):1-16.
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  10. A Logical Response to Blackburn's Supervenience Argument.Jorn Sonderholm - 2007 - SATS 8 (1):178-185.
    Simon Blackburn’s supervenience argument against moral realism has been widely discussed since its first appearance more than thirty years ago. A number of different suggestions have been made as to how the argument can be countered. In a review of Blackburn’s Spreading the Word, Crispin Wright comments on the argument and rather briefly points out some technical difficulties with it that arise from the formula used in the definition of supervenience. In this paper, I try to show, building on Wright’s (...)
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  11. Worlds by Supervenience: Some Further Problems.P. Grim - 1997 - Analysis 57 (2):146-151.
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  12. Space, Supervenience and Substantivalism.R. Le Poidevin - 2004 - Analysis 64 (3):191-198.
  13. Supervenience, Vagueness, and Determination.Brian P. McLaughlin - 1997 - Noûs 31 (S11):209-230.
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  14. Strong Global Supervenience is Valuable.Oron Shagrir - 2009 - Erkenntnis 71 (3):417-423.
    It is generally assumed that everything that can be said about dependence with the notion of strong global supervenience can also be said with the notion of strong supervenience. It is argued here, however, that strong global supervenience has a metaphysically distinctive role to play. It is shown that when the relevant sets include relations , strong global supervenience and strong supervenience are distinct. It is then concluded that there are claims about dependence of relations that can be made with (...)
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  15. Supervenience of Extrinsic Properties.Vera Hoffmann & Albert Newen - 2007 - Erkenntnis 67 (2):305-319.
    The aim of this paper is to define a notion of supervenience which can adequately describe the systematic dependence of extrinsic as well as of intrinsic higher-level properties on base-level features. We argue that none of the standard notions of supervenience—the concepts of weak, strong and global supervenience—fulfil this function. The concept of regional supervenience, which is purported to improve on the standard conceptions, turns out to be problematic as well. As a new approach, we develop the notion of property-dependent (...)
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  16. Supervenience and Mind: Selected Philosophical Essays.Ernest Sosa (ed.) - 2010 - Cambridge University Press.
    Jaegwon Kim is one of the most pre-eminent and most influential contributors to the philosophy of mind and metaphysics. This collection of essays presents the core of his work on supervenience and mind with two sets of postscripts especially written for the book. The essays focus on such issues as the nature of causation and events, what dependency relations other than causal relations connect facts and events, the analysis of supervenience, and the mind-body problem. A central problem in the philosophy (...)
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  17. Supervenience and Supervenient Causation.Jaegwon Kim - 1983 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 22 (S1):45-56.
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  18. Event Supervenience and Supervenient Causation.Brian P. McLaughlin - 1984 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 22 (S1):71-91.
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  19. Armstrong’s Supervenience and Ontological Dependence.Francesco Orilia - 2016 - In Francesco Federico Calemi (ed.), Metaphysics and Scientific Realism: Essays in Honour of David Malet Armstrong. De Gruyter. pp. 233-252.
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  20. Reality and Humean Supervenience: Essays on the Philosophy of David Lewis.Gerhard Preyer, Frank Siebelt, D. M. Armstrong, Jonathan Bennett, John Bigelow, Daniel Bonevac, Phillip Bricker, Peter Forrest, Terence Horgan, Harold W. Noonan, Paul Teller & Michael Tye (eds.) - 2001 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Reality and Humean Supervenience confronts the reader with central aspects in the philosophy of David Lewis, whose work in ontology, metaphysics, logic, probability, philosophy of mind, and language articulates a unique and systematic foundation for modern physicalism.
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  21. Topological Supervenience.David Robson - 2016 - Synthese 193 (9).
    This paper sets out some new skeleton mathematically-couched models for dealing with supervenience in some, if not all, its many guises. Our models are based around a naïve invocation of a ‘topology’ induced on object sets by property sets. We have two aims: one is to provide an overview of supervenience with enough rigour and detail to act as a self-contained introduction to the subject; and the other is to set out our new approach—but without getting too bogged down in (...)
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  22. CHAPTER 2. The Supervenience Argument Motivated, Clarified, and Defended.Jaegwon Kim - 2007 - In Physicalism, or Something Near Enough. Princeton University Press. pp. 32-92.
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  23. Untittled.Marvin/ E. Kirsh - manuscript
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  24. Spindel Conference 1983 Supervenience.Terence Horgan - 1984 - Dept. Of Philosophy, Memphis State University.
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  25. Elias Savellos and Ümit Yalçin, Supervenience: New Essays. [REVIEW]Don Ross - 1997 - Philosophy in Review 17:134-137.
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  26. Supervenience Relations and Their Significance.Richard Cranston Paull - 1994 - Dissertation, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Supervenience is the impossibility of independent variation. A crude statement of supervenience would be the claim that things cannot differ in some respect without differing in some other respect. For example, to say that the mental supervenes on the physical is to say that there cannot be mental differences without physical differences. ;The basic idea behind supervenience can be developed in a number of ways. My dissertation contains a detailed study of the different supervenience relations found in the literature. I (...)
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  27. Supervenience in Dynamic-World Planning.Lee Arthur Spector - 1992 - Dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park
    This dissertation investigates the utility of abstraction for agents living in complex, dynamic environments. The generation of intelligent behavior in such environments requires the integration of deliberative and reactive processes. Modularity and hierarchy have proven to be valuable organizational principles in this context, and the notion of "levels of abstraction" has played a particularly important role. This dissertation presents a form of abstraction called supervenience, of which other common forms of abstraction are special cases. Supervenience is based on epistemological "distance (...)
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  28. Micro-Based Properties and the Supervenience Argument: A Response to Kim: Discussion.Paul Noordhof - 1999 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 99 (1):109-114.
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  29. Response: A Thousand Entities: Comments on Haugeland’s ‘Ontological Supervenience’.Jerrold Levinson - 1983 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 22 (Supplement):13-17.
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  30. Varieties of Dependence: Ontological Dependence, Grounding, Supervenience, Response-Dependence (Basic Philosophical Concepts).Benjamin Schnieder, Miguel Hoeltje & Alex Steinberg (eds.) - 2013 - Philosophia Verlag.
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  31. Supervenience for Multiple Domains in Metaphysics.Jaegwon Kim - 1988 - Philosophical Topics 16 (1):129-150.
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  32. On Weak and Strong Permission Once More.Kazimierz Opakk & Jan Woleński - 1986 - Rechtstheorie 17:83-88.
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  33. Doubts About the Supervenience Of The Ethical.Nicholas Sturgeon - 2009 - In Russ Shafer-Landau (ed.), Oxford Studies in Metaethics: Volume Four. Oxford University Press.
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  34. Jaegwon Kim, Supervenience and Mind.Ralf Stoecker - 1995 - European Journal of Philosophy 3 (2).
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  35. Brute Supervenience, Deep Ignorance, and the Problem of the Many.Terry Horgan - 1997 - Philosophical Issues 8:229-236.
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  36. Savellos, EE and Yalgin, UD (Eds.)-Supervenience.T. E. Wilkerson - 1997 - Philosophical Books 38:116-116.
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  37. Recent Work on Supervenience.Divers John - 1998 - Philosophical Books 39 (2):81-91.
    At the core of the concept of supervenience are certain general maxims— notably, that there can be no A-differences without B-differences and that Bindiscernibility must bring A-discernibility. Supervenience is thus conceived as a matter of modal covariance between two sets of things in a given category, usually properties. The perennial issues surrounding supervenience concern: (a) the variety of specifically formulated theses that serve the core maxims and the patterns of entailment that obtain among these theses, and (b) the relations that (...)
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  38. Materialism and Supervenience.Andrew Jack - 1994 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 72 (4):426-444.
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  39. On Diffi Culties Facing the Formulation of the Doctrine of Supervenience.Maja Malec - 2009 - Croatian Journal of Philosophy 9 (2):201-217.
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  40. Elias Savellos and Ümit Yalçin, Supervenience: New Essays Reviewed By.Don Ross - 1997 - Philosophy in Review 17 (2):134-137.
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  41. Weak Supervenience.J. Kim - forthcoming - American Philosophical Quarterly.
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  42. Supervenience, Coherence, and Trustworthiness.Keith Lehrer - 1995 - In Elias E. Savellos & Ümit D. Yalçin (eds.), Supervenience: New Essays. Cambridge University Press. pp. 293.
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  43. Supervenience and the Essences of Events.Elias E. Savellos - 1995 - In Elias E. Savellos & Ümit D. Yalçin (eds.), Supervenience: New Essays. Cambridge University Press. pp. 244.
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  44. From Supervenience to Superdupervenience.Terence Horgan - 2002 - In Jaegwon Kim (ed.), Supervenience. Ashgate. pp. 113--144.
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  45. Supervenience and Nomological Incommensurables.Jaegwon Kim - 1999 - In Michael Tooley (ed.), American Philosophical Quarterly. Garland. pp. 1--2.
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  46. A Brief History of Supervenience in the Controversy Space of Recent Philosophy of Mind.Diana Pérez - 2011 - In Oscar Nudler (ed.), Controversy Spaces: A Model of Scientific and Philosophical Change. John Benjamins.
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  47. Some Structural and Logical Aspects of the Notion of Supervenience.Lloyd Humberstone - 1992 - Logique Et Analyse 35:101-37.
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  48. Competence, Supervenience and Aesthetic Emotion.R. Pouivet - 1996 - Revue Internationale de Philosophie 50 (198):635-649.
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  49. Supervenience Among Classes of Relations.S. Leuenberger - unknown
    This paper extends the definition of strong supervenience to cover classes of relations of any adicity, including transworld relations. It motivates that project by showing that not all interesting supervenience claims involving relations are global supervenience claims. The proposed definition has five welcome features: it reduces to the familiar definition in the special case where the classes contain only monadic properties; it equips supervenience with the expected formal properties, such as transitivity and monotonicity; it entails that a relation supervenes on (...)
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  50. Discussion of Jaegwon Kim's Supervenience and Mind.Trenton Merricks - 1995 - Philosophical Books 36 (3):156-161.
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