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From an Ontological Point of View$
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John Heil

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199259748

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199259747.001.0001

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Difficulties for the Levels Conception

Difficulties for the Levels Conception

(p.31) Chapter 4 Difficulties for the Levels Conception
From an Ontological Point of View

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Problems arising from the idea that reality comprises levels of being are discussed. These include the problem of causal relevance (How could higher‐level properties be relevant to the production of higher‐ or lower‐level effects?) and the problem of inter‐level relations (If higher‐level properties have lower‐level realizers, what is the resulting ontological picture?).

Keywords:   causal relevance, causation, higher‐level, lower‐level, law, level, property, realization, reduction, supervenience, vertical

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