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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

Source

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?