Philosophical Studies

, Volume 160, Issue 3, pp 415–423

Supervenience and infinitary property-forming operations


DOI: 10.1007/s11098-011-9727-0

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Bader, R.M. Philos Stud (2012) 160: 415. doi:10.1007/s11098-011-9727-0


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.


SupervenienceClosure conditionsResplicingInfinitary logic

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA