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Supervenience. physicalism. Individual Supervenience. A-properties individually supervene on B-properties iff , necessarily, any individuals that are B-duplicates are also A-duplicates. Physicalism.

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supervenience

Supervenience

physicalism

individual supervenience
Individual Supervenience

A-properties individually supervene on B-properties iff, necessarily, any individuals that are B-duplicates are also A-duplicates.

physicalism
Physicalism

A-properties globally supervene on B-properties iff any possible worlds that specify the same distribution of B-properties will specify the same distribution of A-properties.

Second Attempt: Physicalism is the view that mental properties globally supervene on physical properties.

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Physicalism

Third Attempt: Physicalism is the view that any possible world which matches the actual world with respect to the distribution of physical properties will match the actual world with respect to the distribution of mental properties.

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Physicalism

Fourth Attempt: Physicalism is the view that any possible world which minimally matches the actual world with respect to the distribution of physical properties will match the actual world with respect to the distribution of mental properties.

A possible world minimally matchesthe actual world with respect to the distribution of physical properties iff it contains nothing more than it must in order to match in that way.

physical properties
Physical Properties

The Via Negativa Definition: Something is a physicalpropertyiff it is a non-mental property.

The Enumerative Definition: Something is a physicalpropertyiff it is mass or charge or spin or...

The Theory-Based Definition: Something is a physical propertyiff it is a property that is (i) studied by physics or (ii) supervenes on such properties.