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The Routledge Handbook of Emergence

The Routledge Handbook of Emergence

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Wydawnictwo Taylor & Francis Ltd
Data wydania 15/03/2019
Liczba stron 420
Forma publikacji książka w twardej oprawie
Poziom zaawansowania Dla szkół wyższych i kształcenia podyplomowego
ISBN 9781138925083
Kategorie Filozofia: metafizyka i ontologia, Filozofia umysłu, Filozofia nauki
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Emergence is often described as the idea that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts: interactions among the components of a system lead to distinctive novel properties. It has been invoked to describe the flocking of birds, the phases of matter and human consciousness, along with many other phenomena. Since the nineteenth century, the notion of emergence has been widely applied in philosophy, particularly in contemporary philosophy of mind, philosophy of science and metaphysics. It has more recently become central to scientists' understanding of phenomena across physics, chemistry, complexity and systems theory, biology and the social sciences. The Routledge Handbook of Emergence is an outstanding reference source and exploration of the concept of emergence, and is the first collection of its kind. Thirty-two chapters by an international team of contributors are organised into four parts: Foundations of emergence Emergence and mind Emergence and physics Emergence and the special sciences Within these sections important topics and problems in emergence are explained, including the British Emergentists; weak vs. strong emergence; emergence and downward causation; dependence, complexity and mechanisms; mental causation, consciousness and dualism; quantum mechanics, soft matter and chemistry; and evolution, cognitive science and social sciences. Essential reading for students and researchers in philosophy of mind, philosophy of science and metaphysics, The Routledge Handbook of Emergence will also be of interest to those studying foundational issues in biology, chemistry, physics and psychology.

The Routledge Handbook of Emergence

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Introduction Robin Hendry, Sophie Gibb, and Tom Lancaster


Part 1: Foundations of Emergence


1. British Emergentism Brian P. McLaughlin


2. Dependence Paul Noordhof


3. Fundamentality Kerry McKenzie


4. Reduction John Bickle


5. Emergence, function and realization Umut Baysan


6. Strong emergence and Alexander's dictum Alex Carruth


7. Emergence, downward causation and its alternatives: Critically Surveying a Foundational Issue Carl Gillett


8. The causal closure principle Sophie Gibb


9. Computational emergence: weak and strong Mark Pexton


10. Being Emergence vs. Pattern Emergence: Complexity, Control, and Goal-Directedness in Biological Systems Jason Winning and William Bechtel


11. Complexity and feedback Robert Bishop and Michael Silberstein


12. Between Scientism and Abstractionism in the Metaphysics of Emergence Jessica Wilson





Part 2: Emergence and Mind


13. Emergent Dualism in the Philosophy of Mind Hong Yu Wong


14. Emergent mental causation David Robb


15. Emergence and Non-Reductive Physicalism Cynthia Macdonald and Graham Macdonald


16. Intentionality and Emergence Lynne Rudder Baker


17. Emergence and consciousness Robert Van Gulick


18. Emergence and panpsychism John Heil





Part 3: Emergence and Physics


19. Phase transitions, broken symmetry and the renormalization group Stephen J. Blundell


20. Soft Matter - An Emergent Interdisciplinary Science of Emergent Entities Tom McLeish


21. Emergence in Non-relativistic Quantum Mechanics Stewart Clark and Iorwerth Thomas


22. The emergence of excitations in quantum fields: quasiparticles and topological objects Tom Lancaster


23. Emergence: a personal perspective on a new paradigm for scientific research David Pines


24. Emergence and Reductionism: an awkward Baconian alliance Piers Coleman


25. The emergence of space and time Christian Wuthrich





Part 4: Emergence and the Special Sciences


26. Digital Emergence Susan Stepney


27. Emergence in Chemistry: Substance and Structure Robin Findlay Hendry


28. Emergence in Biology: From Organicism to Systems Biology Emily Herring and Gregory Radick


29. Emergence in the cell Michel Morange


30. Evolution, Information, and Emergence George Ellis


31. A-mergence of biological systems Raymond Noble and Denis Noble


32. Emergence in the Social Sciences Julie Zahle and Tuukka Kaidesoja





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