Philosophy Colloquium
John Burgess
Princeton University
Modality and Mentality: Some Suspicions about Supervenience

The thesis that the mental supervenes on the physical (that the mental could not have been other than as it is without the physical having been other than as it is) has been much discussed. I will be suggesting three reasons one might doubt that the issue has all the importance it has widely been taken to have. These will illustrate more general reasons for uneasiness about the status of modal metaphysics.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
3:30pm

Taliaferro 1103