Downward Causation

Aarhus, Denmark: University of Aarhus Press (2000)

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Niels Finnemann
University of Copenhagen
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The book deals with the notion of Downward Causation from a wide array of perspectives, including physics, biology, psychology, social science, communication studies, text theory, and philosophy. The book includes proponents as well as opponents discussing the validity of the notion.
Keywords Downward Causation  Levels in physics  Leves in Nature  Emergent systems
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