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Supervenience and Cosmic Hermeneutics
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account of events actual world aesthetic attributes alien argument basic causal relation causal transactions causing y,G,t characterization claim coextensive configurations constitutive properties context cosmic hermeneutics counterfactual determinacy determinacy of truth determine X's truth-value disjunction distinct entities epiphenomenal event types example explain formulation fundamental G.E. Moore Haugeland Hellman and Thompson Horgan HTKS instantiated intentional mental Jaegwon Kim John Haugeland language Lewis logically macro macro-causal transaction macro-events macro-properties materialism materialist meaning constraints mental events Meta-Ethical metaphysical micro micro-base microphysical facts microphysical history model theory moral multiple realization natural properties necessarily Nomological non-aesthetic notion object P-properties P-world phenomenal physical properties physicalist possible worlds predicates principles problem psychophysical qualia question Quine realist relevant rigid designators semantic sense sort specific structural subvenient suffices to determine supervenience base supervenience thesis supervenient causation suppose things token identity transaction types truths of kind University vocabulary W.V. Quine weak supervenience