Supervenience and supervenient causation

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Jaegwon Kim
Brown University
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Two concepts of supervenience, "strong supervenience" and "weak supervenience," are characterized and contrasted, And their major properties established. Supervenience as commonly characterized by philosophers is shown to correspond to weak supervenience, Whereas the intended concept is often the stronger relation. Strong supervenience is applied to explicate the notion of "supervenient causation," and it is argued that macro-Causal relations can be understood as cases of supervenient causation, And that causal relations involving psychological events, Too, Can be so understood
Keywords Causation  Event  Metaphysics  Supervenience
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DOI 10.1111/j.2041-6962.1984.tb01548.x
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