New Synthese Issue: Philosophical and Scientific Perspectives on Emergence (v.185,n.2,2012)

http://www.springerlink.com/content/0039-7857/185/2/

PHILOSOPHICAL AND SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVES ON EMERGENCE

Guest Editors: Hugues Bersini, Pasquale Stano, Pier Luigi Luisi and Mark Bedau

  • Philosophical and scientific perspectives on emergence

Hugues Bersini, Pasquale Stano, Pier Luigi Luisi and Mark A. Bedau

165-169

  • Emergence: logical, functional and dynamical

Sandra D. Mitchell

171-186

  • Causality, emergence, computation and unreasonable expectations

Fabio Boschetti

187-194

  • Determinism, predictability and open-ended evolution: lessons from computational emergence

Philippe Huneman

195-214

  • Complex emergence and the living organization: an epistemological framework for biology

Leonardo Bich

215-232

  • Downward causation without foundations

Michel Bitbol

233-255

  • Emergent phenomena belong only to biology

Hugues Bersini

257-272

  • Co-emergences in life and science: a double proposal for biological emergentism

Luisa Damiano

273-294

  • The re-emergence of emergence, and the causal role of synergy in emergent evolution

Peter A. Corning

295-317

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  • "To say that a system is complex […] is to say that we can describe the same system in a variety of distinct ways […]. Therefore a system is simple to the extent that a single description suffices to account for our interaction with the system; it is complex to the extent that it fails to be true." (Robert Rosen, 1978)
  • “Complexity is not an intrinsic property of a system nor of a system description. Rather, it arises from the number of ways in which we are able to interact with the system. Thus, complexity is a function not only of the system’s interactive capabilities, but of our own”
    (Robert Rosen, 1985)

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