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Single Idea 2309

[catalogued under 17. Mind and Body / D. Property Dualism / 5. Supervenience of mind]

Full Idea

Many philosophers saw in mind-body supervenience a satisfying metaphysical statement of physicalism without reductionism. This widely influential position is now known as "nonreductive physicalism".

Gist of Idea

Non-Reductive Physicalism relies on supervenience


Jaegwon Kim (Mind in a Physical World [1998], 1 p.008)

Book Reference

Kim,Jaegwon: 'Mind in the Physical World' [MIT 2000], p.8

A Reaction

If two things supervene on one another, then we should be asking why. Occasionalism and Parallelism are presumably not the answer. Coldness supervenes on ice.