Almost in the same breath, a strain of gallantry which was incorrigible in him, and to which his humor and his tenderness to women whom he liked gave variety and charm, would supervene
upon his seriousness with a rapidity which her far less flexible temperament could not follow.
That in a limited island some chec would sooner or later supervene
, is inevitable; but why ha the increase of the horse been checked sooner than that o the cattle?
They maintain that one's evidence supervenes
upon one's mental states and so deny that contingent facts about the environment and one's relation to it that don't supervene
upon one's mental states have any bearing on the justification of belief.
The Russian pianist's technical brilliance is never in doubt but what separates her from a dozen other fast-fingered international competition winners is her ability to reveal the emotions that supervene
on the notes themselves.
The world awoke to a new reality in which the need to punish systematic human rights abuses can supervene
sovereignty in international law.
In my experience, an adequate drug trial usually requires several months, unless side effects supervene
," he said.
Supposing that we exist, and that we cause certain things by having "conscious mental properties" (88-89), Merricks argues that our existing and having such properties does not supervene
on the qualities and interrelations either of the atoms composing us or of those and other atoms.
So being conscious does not supervene
upon microphysical arrangements: if being conscious is an intrinsic qualitative property, then Microphysical Supervenience is false.
It is widely believed that many (if not all) of the intrinsic qualitative properties of macrophysical objects supervene
on the intrinsic properties and relations exemplified by their microphysical parts.
I will remain neutral on the question of whether this is bad news for the notion that the chances are intrinsic or bad news for the view that the chances supervene
on (non-chance) history, but by arguing against the combination of the two views, and by showing how many views of chance are infected by underminability, I want to emphasize that one cannot -- and ought not try to -- remain innocent of metaphysics while thinking about the interpretation of chance in physics.
According to one reading of the thesis of Humean Supervenience, most famously defended by David Lewis, certain "fundamental" (nonmodal) facts entail all there is but do not supervene
on less fundamental facts.
This should dismay those, I argued, who think differences in consciousness supervene
on relevant microphysical differences (p.