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- adj. In a relationship with another set such that membership in the other set implies membership in the present set
- adj. Supervening; occurring subsequently; coming after something, especially when not causally connected.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Coming as something additional or extraneous; coming afterwards.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Coming in upon something as additional or extraneous; superadvenient; added; additional; following in close conjunction.
Kass is surely right to insist that we recognize that our morally significant mental capacities are embodied, concrete, supervenient on a biological base.
Similarly, advocates of OSR such as Esfeld, French and Ladyman emphasise that the non-supervenient relations implied by quantum entanglement undermine the ontological priority conferred on individuals in most traditional metaphysics.
“Space: An abstract system of non-supervenient relations.”
The interpretation of entangled states in quantum mechanics in terms of strongly non-supervenient relations goes back to Cleland (1984).
The mere fact that every particular has a physical property does not rule out the possibility that some particulars also have non-supervenient mental properties, i.e. mental properties that are only contingently related to the physical.
But all of them involve three elements: a set of supervenient entities
The possible worlds component of the model would represent beliefs about the supervenience base, while the norms would be needed to represent a person's beliefs involving the supervenient moral properties.
That I strongly suspect that non-darwinian (and non-neodarwinian) mechanisms play a supervenient role in evolution doesn't make me a religious fundamentalist, a "Wedgie," a Creationist or even a heretic.
In Newtonian spacetime, the kinematical behavior of a system of point particles under the action of finite forces is supervenient upon ascriptions of particular values of position and momentum to the particles along their trajectories.
State Separability: The state assigned to a compound physical system at any time is supervenient on the states then assigned to its component subsystems.
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