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Single Idea 16047

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

Full Idea

Weak supervenience says there is no possible world that contains individuals that are B-indiscernible but A-discernible. Strong supervenience entails the same even if they are in different possible worlds.

Gist of Idea

Weak supervenience is in one world, strong supervenience in all possible worlds


Karen Bennett (Supervenience [2011], 4.1)

Book Reference

'Stanford Online Encyclopaedia of Philosophy', ed/tr. Stanford University [], p.14

A Reaction

In other words (I presume), in simple language, the weak version says they happen supervene, the strong version says they have to supervene.