Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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.

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.
Author Item    More concepts for author
Armstrong, D.M. Supervenience   Armstrong, D.M.
Blackburn, Simon Supervenience   Blackburn, Simon
Brandom, Robert Supervenience   Brandom, Robert
Chalmers, David Supervenience   Chalmers, David
Davidson, Donald Supervenience   Davidson, Donald
Horgan, Terence Supervenience   Horgan, Terence
Jackson, Frank C. Supervenience   Jackson, Frank C.
Lewis, David Supervenience   Lewis, David
McGinn, Colin Supervenience   McGinn, Colin
Pauen, Michael Supervenience   Pauen, Michael
Schiffer, Stephen Supervenience   Schiffer, Stephen
Searle, John R. Supervenience   Searle, John R.
Stalnaker, R. Supervenience   Stalnaker, R.
Wright, Crispin Supervenience   Wright, Crispin

Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-07-29