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Single Idea 9500

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

Full Idea

If one's naturalistic principles are formulated in terms of supervenience, then necessary entities are left untouched.

Gist of Idea

If naturalism refers to supervenience, that leaves necessary entities untouched


Alexander Bird (Nature's Metaphysics [2007], 5.5)

Book Reference

Bird,Alexander: 'Nature's Metaphysics' [OUP 2007], p.114

A Reaction

I take this to be part of the reason why some people like supervenience - that it leaves a pure 'space of reasons' which is unreachable from the flesh and blood inside a cranium. Personall I like the space of reasons, but I drop the 'pure'.