Emergence — A Response to My Critics

Tradition and Discovery 29 (3):48-51 (2002)
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The author responds to criticisms from the four respondents to his “Emergence, Supervenience, and Personal Knowledge,” acknowledging areas where their points have improved the interpretation of science and the interpretation of Polanyi. The discussion focuses on the extent of the “causal decoupling” between parts and emergent wholes, with special attention to the question of whether (and if so, to what degree) brain activity causes thought
Keywords Major Philosophers  Philosophy and Religion
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DOI 10.5840/traddisc2002/200329342
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