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Single Idea 2311

[catalogued under 17. Mind and Body / D. Property Dualism / 5. Supervenience of mind]

Full Idea

Maybe strong supervenience is inconsistent with the irreducibility of the supervenient properties to their subvenient bases.

Gist of Idea

Maybe strong supervenience implies reduction


Jaegwon Kim (Mind in a Physical World [1998], 1 p.012)

Book Reference

Kim,Jaegwon: 'Mind in the Physical World' [MIT 2000], p.12

A Reaction

If two things are really very very supervenient on one another (superdupervenient?), then you have to ask WHY? If there isn't identity, then there is surely a highly lawlike connection?