Emergence and quantum mechanics

Philosophy of Science 69 (2):324-347 (2002)
Abstract
In a recent article Humphreys has developed an intriguing proposal for making sense of emergence. The crucial notion for this purpose is what he calls "fusion" and his paradigm for it is quantum nonseparability. In what follows, we will develop this position in more detail, and then discuss its ramifications and limitations. Its ramifications are quite radical; its limitations are substantial. An alternative approach to emergence that involves quantum physics is then proposed.
Keywords Emergence  Quantum Mechanics  Entanglement
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