Foundations of Physics 41 (6):1031-1050 (2011)

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Robert W. Batterman
University of Pittsburgh
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This paper looks at emergence in physical theories and argues that an appropriate way to understand socalled “emergent protectorates” is via the explanatory apparatus of the renormalization group. It is argued that mathematical singularities play a crucial role in our understanding of at least some well-defined emergent features of the world
Keywords Emergence  Critical phenomena  Renormalization group  Quantum field theory  Singularities  Explanation
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DOI 10.1007/s10701-010-9493-4
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