Maximality and microphysical supervenience


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Theodore Sider
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
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A property, F, is maximal i?, roughly, large parts of an F are not themselves Fs. Maximal properties are typically extrinsic, for their instantiation by x depends on what larger things x is part of. This makes trouble for a recent argument against microphysical superve- nience by Trenton Merricks. The argument assumes that conscious- ness is an intrinsic property, whereas consciousness is in fact maximal and extrinsic
Keywords Maximality  Metaphysics  Supervenience  Merricks, T
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DOI 10.1111/j.1933-1592.2003.tb00247.x
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