The Mysterious Grand Properties of Forrest

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Forrest argues that supervening properties are properties of properties (Forrest (1988)). He claims that this is a way of getting out of what he calls the 'mystery or reduction' dilemma. Those supervenient properties that do not reduce to their supervenience-base stand in a mysterious relation to it. I argue that if one is worried about the mystery in this case, there is an analogous mystery that his own proposal introduces. Why is it that some properties essentially possess certain other properties?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-101
Number of pages2
JournalAustralasian Journal of Philosophy
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1997

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