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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').
Relationalists may be distinguished into conservative relationalists, who hold that all that is true about space must supervene on the geometric relations of actual bodies, and modal relationalists, who hold that possible relations involving merely possible bodies are relevant as well.
This claim is usually derived from an exclusion principle stating that if a higher-level property F supervenes on a physical property F* that is causally sufficient for a property G, then F cannot cause G.
n] compose something supervenes only on the spatial and causal relations obtaining between [p.