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  1. Grounding and Necessity.Stephan Leuenberger - 2014 - Inquiry 57 (2):151-174.
  2. From Grounding to Supervenience?Stephan Leuenberger - 2013 - Erkenntnis 79 (1):227-240.
    The concept of supervenience and a regimented concept of grounding are often taken to provide rival explications of pre-theoretical concepts of dependence and determination. Friends of grounding typically point out that supervenience claims do not entail corresponding grounding claims. Every fact supervenes on itself, but is not grounded in itself, and the fact that a thing exists supervenes on the fact that its singleton exists, but is not grounded in it. Common lore has it, though, that grounding claims do entail (...)
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    What is Global Supervenience?Stephan Leuenberger - 2009 - Synthese 170 (1):115 - 129.
    The relation of global supervenience is widely appealed to in philosophy. In slogan form, it is explained as follows: a class of properties A supervenes on a class of properties B if no two worlds differ in the distribution of A-properties without differing in the distribution of B-properties. It turns out, though, that there are several ways to cash out that slogan. Three different proposals have been discussed in the literature. In this paper, I argue that none of them is (...)
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  4. Supervenience in Metaphysics.Stephan Leuenberger - 2008 - Philosophy Compass 3 (4):749-762.
    Supervenience is a topic-neutral, broadly logical relation between classes of properties or facts. In a slogan, A supervenes on B if and only if there cannot be an A-difference without a B-difference. The first part of this paper considers different ways in which that slogan has been cashed out. The second part discusses applications of concepts of supervenience, focussing on the question whether they may provide an explication of determination theses such as physicalism.
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    A New Problem of Descriptive Power.Stephan Leuenberger - 2006 - Journal of Philosophy 103 (3):145-159.
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    De Jure and De Facto Validity in the Logic of Time and Modality.Stephan Leuenberger - 2013 - Thought: A Journal of Philosophy 2 (2):196-205.
    What formulas are tense-logically valid depends on the structure of time, for example on whether it has a beginning. Logicians have investigated what formulas correspond to what physical hypotheses about time. Analogously, we can investigate what formulas of modal logic correspond to what metaphysical hypotheses about necessity. It is widely held that physical hypotheses about time may be contingent. If so, tense-logical validity may be contingent. In contrast, validity in modal logic is typically taken to be non-contingent, as reflected by (...)
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    Introduction: The Philosophy of Vectors.Stephan Leuenberger & Philipp Keller - 2009 - Dialectica 63 (4):369-380.
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    The Contingency of Contingency.Stephan Leuenberger - 2015 - Journal of Philosophy 112 (2):84-112.
    Where does the line between the possible and the impossible fall? One influential answer to this question is succinctly expressed by the thesis that there are no brute necessities. Typically, that thesis is taken to be non-contingent by its proponents. In this paper, I shall argue that if it is necessary, it is so brutely. From this, it follows that there could be brute necessities. But this has no tendency to show that there are any. On the resulting view, the (...)
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    Ceteris Absentibus Physicalism.Stephan Leuenberger - 2008 - In D. W. Zimmerman (ed.), Oxford Studies in Metaphysics. Oxford University Press. pp. 4--145.
  10. Re-Emergence: Locating Conscious Properties in a Material World, by Gerald Vision.Stephan Leuenberger - 2013 - Mind 122 (486):fzt085.
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    Humility and Constraints on O -Language.Stephan Leuenberger - 2010 - Philosophical Studies 149 (3):327 - 354.
    In "Ramseyan Humility," David Lewis argues that we cannot know what the fundamental properties in our world are. His arguments invoke the possibility of permutations and replacements of fundamental properties. Most responses focus on Lewis's view on the relationship between properties and roles, and on the assumptions about knowledge that he makes. I argue that no matter how the debates about knowledge and about the metaphysics of properties turn out, Lewis's arguments are unconvincing since they rely on a highly implausible (...)
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    Humility and Constraints on O-Language.Stephan Leuenberger - 2010 - Philosophical Studies 149 (3):327-354.
    In "Ramseyan Humility," David Lewis argues that we cannot know what the fundamental properties in our world are. His arguments invoke the possibility of permutations and replacements of fundamental properties. Most responses focus on Lewis’s view on the relationship between properties and roles, and on the assumptions about knowledge that he makes. I argue that no matter how the debates about knowledge and about the metaphysics of properties turn out, Lewis’s arguments are unconvincing since they rely on a highly implausible (...)
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    The Character of Consciousness. [REVIEW]Stephan Leuenberger - 2012 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 90 (4):803-806.
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    Review of Oxford Studies in Metaphysics, Vol. 2. Dean Zimmerman. [REVIEW]Stephan Leuenberger - 2010 - Philosophical Review 119 (1):118-123.
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    Total Logic.Stephan Leuenberger - 2014 - Review of Symbolic Logic 7 (3):529-547.
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    Fabrice Correia and Benjamin Schnieder (Eds.), Metaphysical Grounding. Understanding the Structure of Reality, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012, Vii + 311 Pp., GBP 55 (Hardback), ISBN 9781107022898. [REVIEW]Stephan Leuenberger - 2014 - Dialectica 68 (1):147-151.
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    Michael Jubien, Possibility, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009, 211 + XV Pp.1.Stephan Leuenberger - 2011 - Philosophical Books 52 (1):61-74.
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    Michael Jubien, Possibility, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009, 211 + XV Pp.1.Stephan Leuenberger - 2011 - Analytic Philosophy 52 (1):61-74.
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    Total Logic–ERRATUM.Stephan Leuenberger - 2014 - Review of Symbolic Logic 7 (3):599.
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    Review of Stephen Yablo, Thoughts: Papers on Mind, Meaning, and Modality (Philosophical Papers, Volume 1)[REVIEW]Stephan Leuenberger - 2009 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2009 (9).
  21. Exclusion and Physicalism:* Comments on O'Connor and Churchill.Stephan Leuenberger - 2010 - In Graham Macdonald & Cynthia Macdonald (eds.), Emergence in Mind. Oxford University Press. pp. 61.
     
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  22. Humean Supervenience.Stephan Leuenberger - 2001
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