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Single Idea 19281

[catalogued under 7. Existence / C. Structure of Existence / 5. Supervenience / a. Nature of supervenience]

Full Idea

Any intereresting supervenience thesis requires that the class of facts on which the allegedly supervening facts supervene be characterizable independently, without use or presupposition of the notions involved in stating the supervening facts.

Gist of Idea

Interesting supervenience must characterise the base quite differently from what supervenes on it


Bob Hale (Necessary Beings [2013], 03.4.1)

Book Reference

Hale,Bob: 'Necessary Beings' [OUP 2013], p.82

A Reaction

There might be intermediate cases here, since having descriptions which are utterly unconnected (at any level) might be rather challenging.