Author: Francescotti, Robert
Source: Erkenntnis, Volume 67, Number 1, July 2007 , pp. 47-63(17)
Abstract:Here I offer a precise analysis of what it takes for a property to count as emergent. The features widely considered crucial to emergence include novelty, unpredictability, supervenience, relationality, and downward causal influence. By acknowledging each of these distinctive features, the definition provided below captures an important sense in which the whole can be more than the sum of its parts.
Document Type: Research Article
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Publication date: July 2007