Interlevel Metaphysics

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  1. On Applying Learnability Theory to the Rationalism-Empiricism Controversy in An Intimate Relation. Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science.W. Demopoulos - 1989 - Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science 116:429-440.
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  2. Social Ontology.Brian Epstein - 2018 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    Social ontology is the study of the nature and properties of the social world. It is concerned with analyzing the various entities in the world that arise from social interaction. -/- A prominent topic in social ontology is the analysis of social groups. Do social groups exist at all? If so, what sorts of entities are they, and how are they created? Is a social group distinct from the collection of people who are its members, and if so, how is (...)
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  3. Causal and Constitutive Relations, and the Squaring of Coleman's Diagram: Reply to Vromen. [REVIEW]Nicolai Foss - 2010 - Erkenntnis 73 (3):385-391.
    We respond to Jack Vromen’s (this issue) critique of our discussion of the missing micro-foundations of work on routines and capabilities in economics and management research. Contrary to Vromen, we argue that (1) inter-level relations can be causal, and that inter-level causal relations may also obtain between routines and actions and interactions; (2) there are no macro-level causal mechanisms; and (3) on certain readings of the notion of routines and capabilities, these may be macro causes.
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  4. Levels.John Gibbons - unknown
    Natural realism is the view that there is a real, metaphysical distinction between those properties, perhaps like being a quark, that are natural kinds and those, perhaps like being either red or round that are not. This is a fairly respectable doctrine, though by no means universally accepted. Perhaps slightly less well entrenched is the idea that there is a relation of causal relevance that sometimes holds between a property of a cause and a property of an effect. If causation (...)
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  5. Biology and the Problem of Levels of Reality.Marjorie Grene - 1967 - New Scholasticism 41 (4):427-449.
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  6. Levels of Reality and the Psychological Stratum.Roberto Poli - 2006 - Revue Internationale de Philosophie 2:163-180.
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  7. God and Evil.Aryeh Siegel - 2016 - Efrat, Israel: Joy of Life Seminars.
  8. Review of Forgotten Truth. [REVIEW]Aryeh Siegel & Ken Siegel - 1978 - Philosophical Review 88 (2).
    Forgotten Truth is primarily a presentation of the traditional esoteric view that reality consists of a hierarchy of Being. Within the hierarchy there are an indefinite number of worlds, but they can be classified into four levels: the terrestrial, psychic, and celestial planes, and the Infinite. The corresponding levels within the human microcosm are body, mind, soul, and spirit. “From the multiple heavens of Judaism to the storied structure of the Hindu temple and the angelologies of innumerable traditions, the view (...)
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  9. A Modest Proposal for Interpreting Structural Explanations.Mariam Thalos - 1998 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 49 (2):279-295.
    Social sciences face a well-known problem, which is an instance of a general problem faced as well by psychological and biological sciences: the problem of establishing their legitimate existence alongside physics. This, as will become clear, is a problem in metaphysics. I will show how a new account of structural explanations, put forward by Frank Jackson and Philip Pettit, which is designed to solve this metaphysical problem with social sciences in mind, fails to treat the problem in any importantly new (...)
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  10. Activity Theory and the Concept of Integrative Levels.Ethel Tobach - 1999 - In Yrjö Engeström, Reijo Miettinen & Raija-Leena Punamäki-Gitai (eds.), Perspectives on Activity Theory. Cambridge University Press. pp. 133--146.
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  11. Vladimir Solovyov, Nicolai Hartmann, and Levels of Reality.Frederic Tremblay - 2017 - Axiomathes 27 (2):133-146.
    One of the trademarks of Nicolai Hartmann’s ontology is his theory of levels of reality. Hartmann drew from many sources to develop his version of the theory. His essay “Die Anfänge des Schichtungsgedankens in der alten Philosophie” testifies of the fact that he drew from Plato, Aristotle, and Plotinus. But this text was written relatively late in Hartmann’s career, which suggests that his interest in the theories of levels of the ancients may have been retrospective. In “Nicolai Hartmann und seine (...)
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  12. Dispensing with Ontological Levels: An Illustration.Peter van Inwagen - forthcoming - Disputatio.
    Inwagen, Peter van_Dispensing with Ontological Levels.
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  1. Emergence And Immergence Of Viruses.Mika Aaltonen, Harri Härmä, Timo Hyypiä & Matti Waris - 2010 - Emergence: Complexity and Organization 12 (4).
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  2. Emergence Explained: Abstractions: Getting Epiphenomena to Do Real Work.Russ Abbott - 2006 - Complexity 12 (1):13-26.
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  3. Complexity and Emergence.Evandro Agazzi, Luisa Montecucco & M. Buzzoni - 2005 - Epistemologia 28 (2).
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  4. Space, Time, and Deity: The Gifford Lectures at Glasgow 1916-1918.Samuel Alexander - 1920 - Dover Publications.
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  5. Evolution, Emergence, and Learning in Complex Systems.Peter M. Allen & Mark Strathern - 2003 - Emergence: Complexity and Organization 5 (4):8-33.
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  6. Why Emergentist Accounts of Cognition Are More Theoretically Constraining Than Structured Probability Accounts: Comment on Griffiths Et Al. And McClelland Et Al.Gerry T. M. Altmann - 2010 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 14 (8):340.
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  7. Catégories Et Catégorisation: Émergence Et Cristallisation de Quelques Problématiques.Frank Alvarez-Pereyre - 2008 - In Catégories Et Catégorisation: Une Perspective Interdisciplinaire. Peeters. pp. 33--1.
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  8. Two Conceptions of the Emergence of Phonemic Structure.Irene Appelbaum - 2004 - Foundations of Science 9 (4):415-435.
    . Björn Lindbloms account of the emergence of phonemic structure is a central reference point in contemporary discussions of the emergence of language. I argue that there are two distinct, and largely orthogonal conceptions of emergence implicit in Lindbloms account. According to one conception (causal emergence), the process by which minimal pairs are generated is crucial to the claim that phonemic structure is emergent; according to the other conception (analytic emergence), the fact that segments are an abstraction from the physical (...)
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  9. After Mandelbaum : From Societal Facts to Emergent Properties.Margaret Scotford Archer - 2009 - In Ian Verstegen (ed.), Maurice Mandelbaum and American Critical Realism. Routledge.
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  10. Emergence and Reduction in Morphogenetic Theories.Mariano Artigas - 1991 - In Evandro Agazzi & Alberto Cordero (eds.), Philosophy and the Origin and Evolution of the Universe. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 253--262.
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  11. Contextual Emergence From Physics to Cognitive Neuroscience.Harald Atmanspacher - 2007 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 14 (1-2):18-36.
    The concept of contextual emergence has been proposed as a non-reductive, yet well- defined relation between different levels of description of physical and other systems. It is illustrated for the transition from statistical mechanics to thermodynamical properties such as temperature. Stability conditions are shown to be crucial for a rigorous implementation of contingent contexts that are required to understand temperature as an emergent property. Are such stability conditions meaningful for contextual emergence beyond physics as well? An affirmative example from cognitive (...)
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  12. Stability Conditions in Contextual Emergence.Harald Atmanspacher & Robert C. Bishop - 2007 - Chaos and Complexity Letters 2:139-150.
    The concept of contextual emergence is proposed as a non-reductive, yet welldefined relation between different levels of description of physical and other systems. It is illustrated for the transition from statistical mechanics to thermodynamical properties such as temperature. Stability conditions are crucial for a rigorous implementation of contingent contexts that are required to understand temperature as an emergent property. It is proposed that such stability conditions are meaningful for contextual emergence beyond physics as well.
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  13. Emergence: Selection, Allowed Operations, and Conserved Quantities.Gennaro Auletta - 2015 - South African Journal of Philosophy 34 (1):93-105.
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  14. A Biologically Informed Hylomorphism.Christopher J. Austin - 2017 - In William M. R. Simpson, Robert C. Koons & Nicholas J. Teh (eds.), Neo-Aristotelian Perspectives on Contemporary Science. Routledge. pp. 185-210.
    Although contemporary metaphysics has recently undergone a neo-Aristotelian revival wherein dispositions, or capacities are now commonplace in empirically grounded ontologies, being routinely utilised in theories of causality and modality, a central Aristotelian concept has yet to be given serious attention – the doctrine of hylomorphism. The reason for this is clear: while the Aristotelian ontological distinction between actuality and potentiality has proven to be a fruitful conceptual framework with which to model the operation of the natural world, the distinction between (...)
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  15. Emergence of Values.Archie J. Bahm - 1948 - Journal of Philosophy 45 (15):411-414.
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  16. Emergence of Purpose.Archie J. Bahm - 1947 - Journal of Philosophy 44 (23):633-636.
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  17. Complex Thinking: The Emergence of Everything?Alan Baker - 2006 - The Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication 2.
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  18. The Emergent Self.Lynne Rudder Baker - 2002 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 65 (3):734-736.
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  19. Increases in Post-Emergence Damping-Ofe of Agrostis Castellana and Po a Pratensis Following Treatment with Benomyl.N. A. Baldwin - 1988 - Emergence: Complexity and Organization 1988 (1988).
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  20. A Mathematical Theory of Strong Emergence Using Multiscale Variety.Yaneer Bar-Yam - 2004 - Complexity 9 (6):15-24.
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  21. The Emergence of Relationship-Based Retailing–a Perspective From the Fashion Sector.Luciano Batista & Irene Ng - 2012 - Emergence: Complexity and Organization 10:11.
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  22. The Philosophic Functions of Emergence.Charles A. Baylis - 1929 - Philosophical Review 38 (4):372-384.
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  23. Causal Emergence and Epiphenomenal Emergence.Umut Baysan - forthcoming - Erkenntnis:1-14.
    According to one conception of strong emergence, strongly emergent properties are nomologically necessitated by their base properties and have novel causal powers relative to them. In this paper, I raise a difficulty for this conception of strong emergence, arguing that these two features are incompatible. Instead of presenting this as an objection to the friends of strong emergence, I argue that this indicates that there are distinct varieties of strong emergence: causal emergence and epiphenomenal emergence. I then explore the prospects (...)
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  24. Supervenience, Emergence, and Reduction.Ansgar Beckermann - 1992 - In Ansgar Beckermann, Hans Flohr & Jaegwon Kim (eds.), Emergence or Reduction?: Prospects for Nonreductive Physicalism. De Gruyter. pp. 94--118.
  25. Weak Emergence: Causation and Emergence.Ma Bedau - 1996 - Philosophical Perspectives 11:375-399.
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  26. Weak Emergence and Computer Simulation.Mark Bedau - 2011 - In Paul Humphreys & Cyrille Imbert (eds.), Models, Simulations, and Representations. Routledge.
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  27. 3 Weak Emergence and Context-Sensitive Reduction.Mark A. Bedau - 2010 - In Antonella Corradini & Timothy O'Connor (eds.), Emergence in Science and Philosophy. Routledge. pp. 6--46.
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  28. Is Weak Emergence Just in the Mind?Mark A. Bedau - 2008 - Minds and Machines 18 (4):443-459.
    Weak emergence is the view that a system’s macro properties can be explained by its micro properties but only in an especially complicated way. This paper explains a version of weak emergence based on the notion of explanatory incompressibility and “crawling the causal web.” Then it examines three reasons why weak emergence might be thought to be just in the mind. The first reason is based on contrasting mere epistemological emergence with a form of ontological emergence that involves irreducible downward (...)
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  29. Downward Causation and the Autonomy of Weak Emergence.Mark A. Bedau - 2002 - Principia 6 (1):5-50.
    Weak emergence has been offered as an explication of the ubiquitous notion of emergence used in complexity science (Bedau 1997). After outlining the problem of emergence and comparing weak emergence with the two other main objectivist approaches to emergence, this paper explains a version of weak emergence and illustrates it with cellular automata. Then it explains the sort of downward causation and explanatory autonomy involved in weak emergence.
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  30. Weak Emergence.Mark A. Bedau - 1997 - Noûs 31 (S11):375-399.
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  31. Emergence Of.Joseph Ben-David - 1978 - In Jerry Gaston (ed.), Sociology of Science. Jossey-Bass Publishers. pp. 197.
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  32. Tlatilco Sculptures, Diprosopus, and the Emergence of Medical Illustrations.Gordon Bendersky - 2000 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 43 (4):477-501.
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  33. Les radios libres et l'émergence d'une sensibilité post-médiatique.Franco Berardi - 2005 - Multitudes 2 (2):15-22.
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  34. On Emergence and Prediction.Carlton W. Berenda - 1953 - Journal of Philosophy 50 (April):269-74.
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  35. Holism, Historicism, and Emergence.Gustav Bergmann - 1944 - Philosophy of Science 11 (March):209-21.
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  36. E-Physicalism. A Physicalist Theory of Phenomenal Consciousness.Reinaldo J. Bernal - 2012 - Ontos Verlag.
    This work advances a theory in the metaphysics of phenomenal consciousness, which the author labels “e-physicalism”. Firstly, he endorses a realist stance towards consciousness and physicalist metaphysics. Secondly, he criticises Strong AI and functionalist views, and claims that consciousness has an internal character. Thirdly, he discusses HOT theories, the unity of consciousness, and holds that the “explanatory gap” is not ontological but epistemological. Fourthly, he argues that consciousness is not a supervenient but an emergent property, not reducible and endowed with (...)
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  37. Philosophical and Scientific Perspectives on Emergence.Hugues Bersini, Pasquale Stano, Pier Luigi Luisi & Mark A. Bedau - 2012 - Synthese 185 (2):165-169.
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  38. Complex Emergence and the Living Organization: An Epistemological Framework for Biology.Leonardo Bich - 2012 - Synthese 185 (2):215-232.
    In this article an epistemological framework is proposed in order to integrate the emergentist thought with systemic studies on biological autonomy, which are focused on the role of organization. Particular attention will be paid to the role of the observer’s activity, especially: (a) the different operations he performs in order to identify the pertinent elements at each descriptive level, and (b) the relationships between the different models he builds from them. According to the approach sustained here, organization will be considered (...)
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