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.
In an effort to provide a theoretical framework within which differing claims about human nature can be addressed in a systematic fashion, Harris (emeritus philosophy, College of William and Mary) introduces the cluster theory of human nature, which posits that human nature is a complex emergent property that supervenes
upon the causal nexus that is created by the interactions amongst a cluster of properties.
For centuries, shechita has been practised as it accomplishes what other methods of slaughter attempt, the immediate and irreversible abolition of consciousness until death supervenes
For me independence is more than political; it has a moral intensity that supervenes
the often irrelevant bickerings of some politicians, because I believe that every nation has an inalienable right to govern itself.
FAWC wrote: 'We are persuaded that such amassive injury would result in very significant pain and distress in the period before insensibility supervenes
Unable to represent the world within the bounds of natural feeling and experience, a nightmare of paranoia, schizophrenia, necrophilism, and vampirism supervenes
, in which the natural affections are perverted by the will to destroy.
No, says Merricks, because it is incredible that whether the atoms-minus compose a conscious being supervenes
on whether those atoms are located next to atoms arranged left-index-fingerwise.
His opponent maintains that being conscious is not intrinsic, although it supervenes
upon microphysical properties of the world.
If mass supervenes
on microphysical structure, then anything having the same microphysical structure as Socrates ought to have the same mass as well.
The same thing will hold for any view of chance according to which the statement that the t-chance of some event is such-and-so is incompatible with even a single post-t distribution of events, and this in turn is true of any view according to which the chance distribution at a world supervenes
on its total history but not any finite initial segment of that history.