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  1. Pier Luigi Luisi (2002). Emergence in Chemistry: Chemistry as the Embodiment of Emergence. [REVIEW] Foundations of Chemistry 4 (3):183-200.
    The main aim of the paper is to reinforce the notion that emergence is a basic characteristic of the molecular sciences in general and chemistry in particular. Although this point is well accepted, even in the primary reference on emergence, the keyword emergence is rarely utilized by chemists and molecular biologists and chemistry textbooks for undergraduates. The possible reasons for this situation are discussed. The paper first re-introduces the concept of emergence based on very simple geometrical forms; and considers some (...)
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  2. Pier Luigi Luisi (2008). Mind and Life: Discussions with the Dalai Lama on the Nature of Reality. Columbia University Press.
    This work reproduces that dramatic, cross-cultural dialogue.
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    Hugues Bersini, Pasquale Stano, Pier Luigi Luisi & Mark A. Bedau (2012). Philosophical and Scientific Perspectives on Emergence. Synthese 185 (2):165-169.
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    Pier Luigi Luisi (2008). The Two Pillars of Buddhism -- Consciousness and Ethics. Journal of Consciousness Studies 15 (1):84-107.
    From the Proceedings of the meeting Mind and Life XII, 'What is matter, what is life?', held in Dharamsala, India, in 2002, in the presence of His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama.
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  5. Humberto R. Maturana, Michel Bitbol & Pier Luigi Luisi (2012). The Transcendence of the Observer Discussions at the Conference" The Ethical Meaning of Francisco Varela's Thought". Constructivist Foundations 7 (3):174-179.
    Context: At the conference “The Ethical Meaning of Francisco Varela’s Thought,” which took place on 28 May 2011 in Sassari, Italy, Humberto Maturana, Michel Bitbol, and Pier Luigi Luisi participated in two discussions. Purpose: In this edited transcription of the discussions, the participants talk about several aspects of autopoiesis, the observer, ontology, making distinctions and distinguishing different domains, perception and illusion, and transcendence. Results: The discussions shed light on how constructivist concepts are perceived by individual authors. Concepts such as “transcendence” (...)
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