Bain, Jonathan (2012) Emergence in Effective Field Theories. In:  Philosophy of Science Assoc. 23rd Biennial Mtg (San Diego, CA) > PSA 2012 Contributed Papers.
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This essay considers the extent to which a concept of emergence can be associated with Effective Field Theories (EFTs). I suggest that such a concept can be characterized by microphysicalism and novelty underwritten by the elimination of degrees of freedom from a high-energy theory, and argue that this makes emergence in EFTs distinct from other concepts of emergence in physics that have appeared in the recent philosophical literature.
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|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Keywords:||emergence, effective field theory, quantum field theory|
|Subjects:||Specific Sciences > Physics > Condensed Matter|
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
|Conferences and Volumes:|| Philosophy of Science Assoc. 23rd Biennial Mtg (San Diego, CA) > PSA 2012 Contributed Papers|
|Depositing User:||Jonathan Bain|
|Date Deposited:||06 Nov 2012 19:16|
|Last Modified:||06 Nov 2012 19:16|
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