Philosophical Studies

, Volume 160, Issue 3, pp 415-423

First online:

Supervenience and infinitary property-forming operations

  • Ralf M. BaderAffiliated withDepartment of Philosophy, New York University Email author 

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This paper provides an account of the closure conditions that apply to sets of subvening and supervening properties, showing that the criterion that determines under which property-forming operations a particular family of properties is closed is applicable both to the finitary and to the infinitary case. In particular, it will be established that, contra Glanzberg, infinitary operations do not give rise to any additional difficulties beyond those that arise in the finitary case.


Supervenience Closure conditions Resplicing Infinitary logic