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Some independent characterization of evidence is needed, one that would explain why we should believe that one's evidence supervenes upon one's mental states and depends upon nothing further ('Mentalism') and the further claim that one's ultimate evidence consists of experiences ('Experientialism').
By contrast, Richard Swinburne maintains that telling the history of the world requires us to include mental events, which are neither identical to nor supervene on physical events.
Belot identifies three attractive features in an account of geometrical possibility: An account is grounded if it implies that geometric possibility supervenes on the actual material configuration; it is ambitious if it recognizes all the qualitatively distinct possibilities substantivalism does (for example, it recognizes many worlds containing only a single motionless particle, differing on the structure of the surrounding empty space); it is metric if it says that the geometrical features of material objects are exhausted by their distance relations.
12) renders scientific naturalism an extreme form of physicalism on which Quine himself fails to be a scientific naturalist (owing to his endorsement of mathematicalia which do not supervene on the physical).
Moral properties would supervene upon nonmoral properties and be conceptually autonomous.
To oversimplify a complex line of argument, if the mental does not supervene on the physical, then mental-to-physical causation means that non-physical causes intrude into the physical realm, which no physicalist could accept.