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Single Idea 4084

[catalogued under 17. Mind and Body / D. Property Dualism / 4. Emergentism]

Full Idea

While the non-reductive physicalist believes that mental/physical supervenience must be explained, the emergentist is willing to accept it as a fact of nature.


'Supervenience' is a relationship of an inextricable link

Gist of Idea

Non-reductive physicalism seeks an explanation of supervenience, but emergentists accept it as basic


Tim Crane (Elements of Mind [2001], 2.18)

Book Reference

Crane,Tim: 'Elements of Mind' [OUP 2001], p.66

A Reaction

A good reason not to be an emergentist. No philosopher should abandon the principle of sufficient reason.