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The reductionist blind spot

Abbott, Russ (2008) The reductionist blind spot. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Can there be higher level laws of nature even though everything is reducible to the fundamental laws of physics? The computer science notion of level of abstraction explains how there can be.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Abbott, Russ
Keywords: reductionism, levels of abstraction, emergence, special sciences, higher level laws,
Subjects: General Issues > Laws of Nature
Specific Sciences > Computer Science
General Issues > Reductionism/Holism
Specific Sciences > Complex Systems
Depositing User: Prof. Russ Abbott
Date Deposited: 23 May 2008
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:16
Item ID: 4037
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4037

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