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Single Idea 2310

[catalogued under 7. Existence / C. Structure of Existence / 5. Supervenience / a. Nature of supervenience]

Full Idea

It is customary to associate supervenience with the idea of dependence or determination.


[If A is supervenient on B, then A depends on B, or B determines A]

Gist of Idea

Supervenience is linked to dependence


Jaegwon Kim (Mind in a Physical World [1998], 1 p.011)

Book Reference

Kim,Jaegwon: 'Mind in the Physical World' [MIT 2000], p.11

A Reaction

It is only 'customary' because, in principle, the supervenience might just be a coincidence. I might follow someone everywhere because I love them (dependence) or because they force me to (determination). There's always a reason.