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Dislodging Butterflies from the Supervenient

Rønnow-Rasmussen, Toni LU (2006) 9.
Abstract
Not all areas in value theory are battlegrounds. We find, for instance, a strong consensus when it comes to whether or not values are so-called supervenient properties, i.e., properties that accrue to the value bearer in virtue of some or all of its other kinds of (subvenient) properties. These ‘other properties’ are often assumed to belong (at least at some basic level) to the object’s so-called natural properties (in a wide sense of ‘natural’ that would include, for instance, psychological features). Unfortunately, this consensus does not extend to questions concerning the precise nature of this relation. Just how we should best describe the linkage between natural and value properties has been a much-discussed topic since Moore put the... (More)
Not all areas in value theory are battlegrounds. We find, for instance, a strong consensus when it comes to whether or not values are so-called supervenient properties, i.e., properties that accrue to the value bearer in virtue of some or all of its other kinds of (subvenient) properties. These ‘other properties’ are often assumed to belong (at least at some basic level) to the object’s so-called natural properties (in a wide sense of ‘natural’ that would include, for instance, psychological features). Unfortunately, this consensus does not extend to questions concerning the precise nature of this relation. Just how we should best describe the linkage between natural and value properties has been a much-discussed topic since Moore put the matter on the value theorist’s agenda. In this paper I discuss, after some preliminary comments in section 1, an early attempt to explain supervenience, viz., R. M. Hare’s view as it is presented in his article “Supervenience” (Less)
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Philosophical Anthropology : The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy - The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy
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Voss, Stephen
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  author       = {Rønnow-Rasmussen, Toni},
  booktitle    = {Philosophical Anthropology : The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy},
  editor       = {Voss, Stephen},
  isbn         = {9789757748403},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {Philosophical Society of Turkey},
  title        = {Dislodging Butterflies from the Supervenient},
  url          = {https://lup.lub.lu.se/search/files/101401035/Dislodging_Butterflies.pdf},
  volume       = {9},
  year         = {2006},
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