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Emergence: Process Organization, not Particle Configuration

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Abstract:

The intuition of emergence is that new properties, properties that make a causal difference in the world, can emerge in higher level organization. A realm of issues in which the metaphysical possibility (or impossibility) of emergence is focal is the realm of mental phenomena. Are minds - in particular, yours and mine - genuine emergents, with causal power in the world, or are they at best epiphenomena, with no consequence? I will argue that the simple intuition of emergence is roughly correct, but that it requires a very non-simple shift in underlying metaphysical framework in order to make sense of it. In particular, it requires a rejection of standard particle or substance metaphysical frameworks in favor of a process metaphysics.

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Email: mark@bickhard.name

Publication date: January 1, 2008

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