What is the supervenience argument?

What is the supervenience argument?

What is the supervenience argument?

ABSTRACT. Jaegwon Kim’s “supervenience argument” purports to show that epiphenomenalism about the mental follows from premises that any nonreductive physicalist should find acceptable. We argue that the premises of Kim’s argument are much less innocent than they may appear.

What is the problem of supervenience?

Although supervenience seems to be perfectly suited to explain the predictions of physicalism (i.e. the mental is dependent on the physical), there are four main problems with it. They are Epiphenomenal ectoplasm, the lone ammonium molecule problem, modal status problem and the problem of necessary beings.

Is there a supervenience problem for robust moral realism?

The explanation for supervenience, then, must go by way of our moral concepts. But in that case, it could not be a different burden for a Robust Realist. The burden must be the same for all. The problem for Robust Realism is supposed to be that it has a metaphysical necessity to explain and they can’t explain it.

What follows from property a supervening on property B?

A-properties supervene on B-properties if and only if a difference in A-properties requires a difference in B-properties—or, equivalently, if and only if exact similarity with respect to B-properties guarantees exact similarity with respect to A-properties. Supervenience claims thus have modal force.

What does Supervene mean in law?

Unforeseen, intervening, an additional event or cause. A supervening cause is an event that operates independently of anything else and becomes the proximate cause of an accident.

What is Moore’s open question argument?

The open-question argument is a philosophical argument put forward by British philosopher G. E. Moore in §13 of Principia Ethica (1903), to refute the equating of the property of goodness with some non-moral property, X, whether natural (e.g. pleasure) or supernatural (e.g. God’s command).

What does supervene mean in law?

How do you use supervene in a sentence?

Supervene in a Sentence 🔉

  1. The train’s arrival will supervene because it had to stop for minor repairs therefore delaying its routine.
  2. Due to supervene of war, the soldiers’ usual life will soon be interrupted when they are deployed.

What is the difference between supervene and intervene?

As verbs the difference between supervene and intervene is that supervene is to follow something closely, either as a consequence or in contrast while intervene is (ambitransitive) to come between, or to be between, persons or things.

Does the open-question argument beg the question?

The self-predication version of the open-question argument does not proceed in any such question-begging way. In particular, it does not assert that the question of whether 0 is good is an open one. Rather, the argument asserts that the question of whether good can be predicated of P is an intelligible one.