Micro-Based Properties and the Supervenience Argument: A Response to Kim

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I argue that, if the Supervenience argument challenges the efficacy of supervening properties, then the Supervenience Argument can be reformulated to threaten the efficacy of micro-based properties. I argue that mental properties can be seen as micro-based properties. Finally, I provide a reason for supposing that some supervening properties are efficacious. If a property is variably realised, it has the causal powers which accrue to it from its various realisations. That means that it may have causal powers which exceed the causal powers of any one particular realising property.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-114
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the Aristotelian Society
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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