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Emergence: Postulates and Candidates

Hoyningen-Huene, Paul and Lohse, Simon (2010) Emergence: Postulates and Candidates. In: [2009] EPSA09: 2nd Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association (Amsterdam, 21-24 October, 2009) > EPSA 2009 Contributed Papers.

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    In the first part of this article we will formulate postulates, which must be satisfied by a reasonable concept of emergence. The postulates will articulate conditions of adequacy for an appropriate explication of the concept of emergence. These conditions of adequacy are based primarily upon the philosophical and scientific history of the concept of emergence, in which the intended role of the concept is expressed. In the second part we will discuss and evaluate some candidates for the concept of emergence in light of these conditions of adequacy.


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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Keywords: Emergence Reduction Downward Causation
    Subjects: General Issues > Structure of Theories
    General Issues > Reductionism/Holism
    Conferences and Volumes: [2009] EPSA09: 2nd Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association (Amsterdam, 21-24 October, 2009) > EPSA 2009 Contributed Papers
    Depositing User: S. Lohse
    Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2010
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:19
    Item ID: 5209
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/5209

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