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Single Idea 16061

[catalogued under 7. Existence / C. Structure of Existence / 5. Supervenience / c. Significance of supervenience]

Full Idea

Logical supervenience, restricted to individuals, seems to imply strong reduction. It is said that where the B-facts logically supervene on the A-facts, the B-facts simply re-describe what the A-facts describe, and the B-facts come along 'for free'.

Gist of Idea

If some facts 'logically supervene' on some others, they just redescribe them, adding nothing


Lynch,MP/Glasgow,JM (The Impossibility of Superdupervenience [2003], C)

Book Reference

-: 'Philosophical Studies' [-], p.213

A Reaction

This seems to be taking 'logically' to mean 'analytically'. Presumably an entailment is logically supervenient on its premisses, and may therefore be very revealing, even if some people think such things are analytic.