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ONTOLOGY, MATTER AND EMERGENCE

Michel, Bitbol (2007) ONTOLOGY, MATTER AND EMERGENCE. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    “Ontological emergence” of inherent high-level properties with causal powers is witnessed nowhere. A non-substantialist conception of emergence works much better. It allows downward causation, provided our concept of causality is transformed accordingly.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: Emergence, quantum mechanics, dispositions, inter-level causation, downward causation, inter-level reduction
    Subjects: General Issues > Causation
    General Issues > Reductionism/Holism
    General Issues > Operationalism/Instrumentalism
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
    Depositing User: Michel Guy Simon Bitbol
    Date Deposited: 28 May 2007
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:15
    Item ID: 3363
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3363

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