Ideas of Karen Bennett, by Theme

[American, fl. 2009, at Cornell University.]

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7. Existence / C. Structure of Existence / 5. Supervenience / a. Nature of supervenience
Supervenience: No A-difference without a B-difference
Supervenience is non-symmetric - sometimes it's symmetric, and sometimes it's one-way
7. Existence / C. Structure of Existence / 5. Supervenience / b. Types of supervenience
Weak supervenience is in one world, strong supervenience in all possible worlds
7. Existence / C. Structure of Existence / 5. Supervenience / c. Significance of supervenience
Aesthetics, morality and mind supervene on the physical? Modal on non-modal? General on particular?
Some entailments do not involve supervenience, as when brotherhood entails siblinghood
General facts supervene on particular facts, but cannot be inferred from them
Reduction requires supervenience, but does supervenience suffice for reduction?
7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 5. Physicalism
Definitions of physicalism are compatible with a necessary God
10. Modality / A. Necessity / 6. Logical Necessity
The metaphysically and logically possible worlds are the same, so they are the same strength