The metaphysics of emergence

Noûs 39 (4):658-678 (2005)
Abstract
The objective probability of every physical event is fixed by prior physical events and laws alone. (This thesis is sometimes expressed in terms of explanation: In tracing the causal history of any physical event, one need not advert to any non-physical events or laws. To the extent that there is any explanation available for a physical event, there is a complete explanation available couched entirely in physical vocabulary. We prefer the probability formulation, as it should be acceptable to any physicalist, though some reject the explanation formulation.) (3) Causal Exclusion
Keywords Causation  Emergence  Mental  Metaphysics  Properties
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1111/j.0029-4624.2005.00543.x
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history
Request removal from index
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 25,687
Through your library
References found in this work BETA
Making Sense of Emergence.Jaegwon Kim - 1999 - Philosophical Studies 95 (1-2):3-36.
Special Sciences.Jerry A. Fodor - 1974 - Synthese 28 (2):97-115.
Emergent Properties.Timothy O'Connor - 1994 - American Philosophical Quarterly 31 (2):91-104.
How Properties Emerge.Paul W. Humphreys - 1997 - Philosophy of Science 64 (1):1-17.

View all 16 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
Construction Area (No Hard Hat Required).Karen Bennett - 2011 - Philosophical Studies 154 (1):79-104.
Emergence: Core Ideas and Issues.Jaegwon Kim - 2006 - Synthese 151 (3):547-559.
Emergence and Consciousness.Patrick Lewtas - 2013 - Philosophy 88 (4):527-553.

View all 16 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Metaphysics and Mental Causation.Lynne Rudder Baker - 1993 - In John Heil & Alfred R. Mele (eds.), Mental Causation. Oxford University Press. pp. 75-96.
Mental Causation.Stephen Yablo - 1992 - Philosophical Review 101 (2):245-280.
Mental Causation Without Downward Causation.John Gibbons - 2006 - Philosophical Review 115 (1):79-103.
The Properties of Mental Causation.David Robb - 1997 - Philosophical Quarterly 47 (187):178-94.
Mental Causation as Multiple Causation.Thomas Kroedel - 2008 - Philosophical Studies 139 (1):125-143.
Mind-Body Causation and Explanatory Practice.Tyler Burge - 1993 - In John Heil & Alfred R. Mele (eds.), Mental Causation. Oxford University Press.
The Metaphysics of Emergence.Hong Yu Wong - 2005 - Noûs 39 (4):658 - 678.
Kim on Emergence.Sydney Shoemaker - 2002 - Philosophical Studies 58 (1-2):53-63.

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2009-01-28

Total downloads

171 ( #25,069 of 2,146,218 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

22 ( #15,974 of 2,146,218 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.

Other forums