skip to content
Emergence : a philosophical account Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Emergence : a philosophical account

Author: Paul Humphreys
Publisher: New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Interest in emergence amongst philosophers and scientists has grown in recent years, yet the concept continues to be viewed with skepticism by many. In this book, Paul Humphreys argues that many of the problems arise from a long philosophical tradition that is overly committed to synchronic reduction and has been overly focused on problems in philosophy of mind. He develops a novel account of diachronic ontological  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Humphreys
ISBN: 9780190620325 0190620323 9780190620356 0190620358
OCLC Number: 949911639
Description: xx, 288 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1 Basic features of emergence. 1.1 Introduction ; 1.2 A general strategy ; 1.3 Generative atomism ; 1.4 Checkers World ; 1.5 Atomism ; 1.6 Criteria for emergence ; 1.7 A taxonomy for emergence ; 1.8 Examples of emergence ; 1.9 Other approaches to emergence ; 1.10 The Rarity Heuristic --
2 Ontological emergence. 2.1 Preliminaries ; 2.2 Transformational emergence ; 2.3 Fusion emergence ; 2.4 Arguments against fusion emergence ; 2.5 The origins of the universe argument --
3 Ancestors and relatives. 3.1 J.S. Mill and C.D. Broad on emergence ; 3.2 Internal and external relations ; 3.3 Levels ; 3.4 Downward causation ; 3.5 Holism, contextualism, and transformation --
4 Inferentiale emergence. 4.1 A definition ; 4.2 Pattern emergence ; 4.3 Weak emergence --
5 Conceptual emergence. 5.1 Conceptual innovation ; 5.2 Reduction and construction ; 5.3 Philosophical counterparts to constructionism ; 5.4 Functional reduction --
6 Philosophical topics related to emergence. 6.1 Physicalism ; 6.2 Emergence as supervenience ; 6.3 Fundamentality ; 6.4 Multiple realizability ; 6.5 Compositionality and aggregativity ; 6.6 Emergence as nonstructural properties ; 6.7 Properties and objects --
7 Scientific topics related to emergence. 7.1 An example: Ferromagnetism ; 7.2 Linearity, nonlinearity, and complexity ; 7.3 Dynamical systems.
Responsibility: Paul Humphreys.

Abstract:

Emergence develops a novel account of diachronic ontological emergence called transformational emergence and locates it in an established historical framework. The author shows how many problems  Read more...

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/949911639> # Emergence : a philosophical account
    a schema:MediaObject, schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "949911639" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3017104787#Topic/emergenzphilosophie> ; # Emergenzphilosophie
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3017104787#Topic/emergence_philosophy> ; # Emergence (Philosophy)
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/116/e23/> ;
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3017104787#Person/humphreys_paul> ; # Paul Humphreys
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:datePublished "2016" ;
    schema:description "Interest in emergence amongst philosophers and scientists has grown in recent years, yet the concept continues to be viewed with skepticism by many. In this book, Paul Humphreys argues that many of the problems arise from a long philosophical tradition that is overly committed to synchronic reduction and has been overly focused on problems in philosophy of mind. He develops a novel account of diachronic ontological emergence called transformational emergence, shows that it is free of the problems raised against synchronic accounts, shows that there are plausible examples of transformational emergence within physics and chemistry, and argues that the central ideas fit into a well established historical tradition of emergence that includes John Stuart Mill, G.E. Moore, and C.D. Broad. The book also provides a comprehensive assessment of current theories of emergence and so can be used as a way into what is by now a very large literature on the topic. It places theories of emergence within a plausible classification, provides criteria for emergence, and argues that there is no single unifying account of emergence. Reevaluations of related topics in metaphysics are provided, including fundamentality, physicalism, holism, methodological individualism, and multiple realizability, among others."@en ;
    schema:description "1 Basic features of emergence. 1.1 Introduction ; 1.2 A general strategy ; 1.3 Generative atomism ; 1.4 Checkers World ; 1.5 Atomism ; 1.6 Criteria for emergence ; 1.7 A taxonomy for emergence ; 1.8 Examples of emergence ; 1.9 Other approaches to emergence ; 1.10 The Rarity Heuristic -- 2 Ontological emergence. 2.1 Preliminaries ; 2.2 Transformational emergence ; 2.3 Fusion emergence ; 2.4 Arguments against fusion emergence ; 2.5 The origins of the universe argument -- 3 Ancestors and relatives. 3.1 J.S. Mill and C.D. Broad on emergence ; 3.2 Internal and external relations ; 3.3 Levels ; 3.4 Downward causation ; 3.5 Holism, contextualism, and transformation -- 4 Inferentiale emergence. 4.1 A definition ; 4.2 Pattern emergence ; 4.3 Weak emergence -- 5 Conceptual emergence. 5.1 Conceptual innovation ; 5.2 Reduction and construction ; 5.3 Philosophical counterparts to constructionism ; 5.4 Functional reduction -- 6 Philosophical topics related to emergence. 6.1 Physicalism ; 6.2 Emergence as supervenience ; 6.3 Fundamentality ; 6.4 Multiple realizability ; 6.5 Compositionality and aggregativity ; 6.6 Emergence as nonstructural properties ; 6.7 Properties and objects -- 7 Scientific topics related to emergence. 7.1 An example: Ferromagnetism ; 7.2 Linearity, nonlinearity, and complexity ; 7.3 Dynamical systems."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/3017104787> ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "Emergence : a philosophical account"@en ;
    schema:productID "949911639" ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780190620356> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780190620325> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBB6J7043> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/949911639> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3017104787#Person/humphreys_paul> # Paul Humphreys
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Humphreys" ;
    schema:givenName "Paul" ;
    schema:name "Paul Humphreys" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3017104787#Topic/emergence_philosophy> # Emergence (Philosophy)
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Emergence (Philosophy)"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3017104787#Topic/emergenzphilosophie> # Emergenzphilosophie
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Emergenzphilosophie"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780190620325>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0190620323" ;
    schema:isbn "9780190620325" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780190620356>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0190620358" ;
    schema:isbn "9780190620356" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.