Supervenience, reduction, and infinite disjunction

Philosophia 24 (3-4):321-30 (1995)

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Nick Zangwill
University of Hull
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Can a certain sort of property supervene on another sort of property without reducing to it? Many philosophers find the superveniencel irreducibility combination attractive in the philosophy of mind and in moral philosophy. They think that mental properties supervene upon physical properties but do not reduce to them, or that moral properties supervene upon natural properties without reducing to them. Other philosophers have tried to show that the combination is ultimately untenable, however attractive it might initially appear. Thus Ted Honderich and Jaegwon Kim argue that the combination cannot explain the causal efhcacy of the supervening properties. And Simon.
Keywords Disjunction  Epistemology  Supervenience  Kim, J
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DOI 10.1007/BF02379961
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