Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Supervenience, philosophy of mind: supervenience is an expression for a restricted dependency between areas. Elements of a region B are dependent on changes of elements of an area A, but not vice versa. Supervenience is used by some authors to explain the relationship between mental and physical processes. The assumption of a supervenience serves to circumvent more powerful assumptions like, e.g. the identity theory. See also covariance, dependency, identity theory, materialism, reductionism.

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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

 
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Supervenience / Pauen: synonymous with "emergence": Origin: first half of the 20th century - two people that match in terms of their physical properties, can also have no differences in relation to moral points - conversely, the existence of physical differences is, however, compatible with moral conformity.
In the philosophy of mind this is no ontological assumption.


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Pau I
M. Pauen
Grundprobleme der Philosophie des Geistes Frankfurt 2001


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-07-21