Supervenience

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[Revised entry by Brian McLaughlin and Karen Bennett on January 10, 2018. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] A set of properties A supervenes upon another set B just in case no two things can differ with respect to A-properties without also differing with respect to their B-properties. In slogan form, "there cannot be an A-difference without a B-difference". As we shall see, this slogan can be cashed out in many different ways....

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