Modality and supervenience

Acta Analytica 15:141-155 (2000)

Abstract

According to the thesis of modal supervenience it is impossible that two objects be alike in their actual properties but differ in their modal properties. Some have argued that the concept of supervenience is inapplicable to the modal-actual case. Some have argued that the thesis of modal supervenience is trivially true. These arguments are refuted; a thesis of the supervenience of the modal on the actual is meaningful and nontrivial. The significance of the thesis is nevertheless limited by the problem of finding a nonmodal specification for the purported subvenient properties.

Download options

PhilArchive

External links

  • This entry has no external links. Add one.
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Analytics

Added to PP
2009-01-28

Downloads
245 (#46,731)

6 months
13 (#60,449)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Similar books and articles

Varieties of Supervenience.Brian P. McLaughlin - 1994 - In Elias E. Savellos & Ümit D. Yalçin (eds.), Savellos, E.; Yalchin, O. (Eds.) Supervenience. Cambridge University Press. pp. 16--59.
Supervenience, Necessary Coextensions, and Reducibility.John Bacon - 1986 - Philosophical Studies 49 (March):163-76.
Supervenience for Operators.John Divers - 1996 - Synthese 106 (1):103-12.
Varieties of Supervenience.Brian P. McLaughlin - 1995 - In Elias E. Savellos & U. Yalcin (eds.), Supervenience: New Essays. Cambridge University Press. pp. 16--59.

Author's Profile

Danilo Suster
University of Maribor

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations