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Emergence in science and philosophy / edited by Antonella Corradini and Timothy O'Connor.

Publication:
New York : Routledge, 2010.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (329 p.)
Series:
Routledge studies in the philosophy of science ; 6.
Routledge studies in the philosophy of science ; v. 6
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Subjects:
Emergence (Philosophy).
Science -- Philosophy.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The concept of emergence has seen a significant resurgence in philosophy and the sciences, yet debates regarding emergentist and reductionist visions of the natural world continue to be hampered by imprecision or ambiguity. Emergent phenomena are said to arise out of and be sustained by more basic phenomena, while at the same time exerting a ""top-down"" control upon those very sustaining processes. To some critics, this has the air of magic, as it seems to suggest a kind of circular causality. Other critics deem the concept of emergence to be objectionably anti-naturalistic. Objections suc
Contents:
pt. 1. Emergence : general perspectives
pt. 2. Self, agency and free will
pt. 3. Physics, mathematics and the special sciences.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Corradini, Antonella.
O'Connor, Timothy, 1965-
ISBN:
1-136-95511-9
1-136-95512-7
1-282-58619-X
9786612586194
0-203-84940-X
OCLC:
630539251
Publisher Number:
10.4324/9780203849408 doi