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Reentrant emergence

Brown, Dr. Steven Ravett (2009) Reentrant emergence. [Journal (Paginated)]

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Emergent properties (EPs) are not causally reducible to the properties of a complex system’s elements. If a system’s properties cannot be reduced to those of any of its components, then that system is effectively a singular entity (SE). EPs are thus not properties of known complexes, but of SEs. A precise description of the parameters necessary to observe a physical system as an SE is thus necessary to establish under what conditions properties are understood as emergent. That description is provided in terms of the temporal dynamics of systems and their internal/external interactions.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:emergence; epistemology; philosophy of mind; relaxation time;
Subjects:Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy > Epistemology
Neuroscience > Neuropsychology
ID Code:6629
Deposited By:Brown, Dr. Steven Ravett
Deposited On:15 Oct 2009 23:55
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:57

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