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On contextual and ontological aspects of emergence and reduction

Céspedes, Esteban (2019) On contextual and ontological aspects of emergence and reduction. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Although the interest about emergence has grown during the last years, there does not seem to be consensus on whether it is a non-trivial, interesting notion and whether the concept of reduction is relevant to its characterization. Another key issue is whether emergence should be understood as an epistemic notion or if there is a plausible ontological concept of emergence. The aim of this work is to propose an epistemic notion of contextual emergence on the basis of which one may tackle those issues.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Céspedes, Estebanesteban.cespedes@uv.cl0000-0002-5329-5434
Keywords: contextual emergence, ontological emergence, downward causation, consciousness, novelty
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
Specific Sciences > Complex Systems
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Consciousness
General Issues > Models and Idealization
General Issues > Reductionism/Holism
General Issues > Structure of Theories
Depositing User: Mr. Esteban Céspedes
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2019 03:29
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2019 03:29
Item ID: 16222
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
Specific Sciences > Complex Systems
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Consciousness
General Issues > Models and Idealization
General Issues > Reductionism/Holism
General Issues > Structure of Theories
Date: 11 July 2019
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/16222

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