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

Full Idea

Reductive explanation requires a logical supervenience relation.

Gist of Idea

Reduction requires logical supervenience


David J.Chalmers (The Conscious Mind [1996], 1.2.3)

Book Reference

Chalmers,David J.: 'The Conscious Mind' [OUP 1997], p.48

A Reaction

Why can't you say that in another world there are zombies, but in this world the mind is explained by its natural supervenience on the brain (given the current natural laws)? Driving on the left in Britain is explained by current laws.