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Single Idea 15017

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

Full Idea

Supervenience is just a kind of modal connection.

Gist of Idea

Supervenience is a modal connection


Theodore Sider (Writing the Book of the World [2011], 09.10)

Book Reference

Sider,Theodore: 'Writing the Book of the World' [OUP 2011], p.198

A Reaction

It says what would happen, as well as what does. This is big for Sider because he rejects modality as a feature of actuality. I think the world is crammed full of modal facts, so supervenience should be a handy tool for me.