Philosophical Studies 172 (3):653-669 (2015)

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Elanor Taylor
Johns Hopkins University
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Philosophical debates about emergence are often marred by equivocation and lack of common ground, and dialogue about emergence between scientists and philosophers can be equally difficult. In this paper I offer a unified explication of emergence and argue that this explication can cut through much of the confusion evident in discussions of emergence. I defend an explication of the concept of emergence as the unavailability of a certain kind of scientific explanation for an observer or observers
Keywords Emergence  Explanation  Levels
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