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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
    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 11:16
    Item ID: 4037
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4037

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