The Viability of David Lewis's Theory of Humean Supervenience

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2011

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I present a defense of David Lewis's metaphysical theory of Humean Supervenience. I provide novel motivations for his theory, and look to current physical science research for support of the metaphysical theory. I draw heavily on analogies between Humean Supervenience and classical discussions of the nature of space-time. I also defend Humean Supervenience against four major philosophical objections using considerations from physics and metaphysics.

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Kerchner, Breanna (2011). The Viability of David Lewis's Theory of Humean Supervenience. Dissertation, Duke University. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/3862.

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