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Single Idea 16052

[catalogued under 7. Existence / C. Structure of Existence / 5. Supervenience / b. Types of supervenience]

Full Idea

The idea of a ontological supervenience that is robustly explainable in a materialistically explainable way I hereby dub 'superdupervenience'.

Gist of Idea

'Superdupervenience' is supervenience that has a robustly materialistic explanation


Terence Horgan (From Supervenience to Superdupervenience [1993], 4)

Book Reference

-: 'Mind' [-], p.12

A Reaction

[He credits William Lycan with the actual word] His assumption prior to this introduction is that mere supervenience just adds a new mystery. I take supervenience to be an observation of 'tracking', which presumably needs to be explained.

Related Idea

Idea 16056 Don't just observe supervenience - explain it! [Horgan,T]