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    Functionalism, Emergence, and Collective Coordinates: A Statistical Physics Perspective on “What to Say to a Skeptical Metaphysician”.Cosma Rohilla Shalizi - 2004 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27 (5):635-636.
    The positions Ross & Spurrett (R&S) take on issues of information, causality, functionalism, and emergence are actually implicit in the theory and practice of statistical physics, specifically in the way it relates macroscopic collective coordinates to microscopic physics. The reasons for taking macroscopic physical variables like temperature or magnetization to be real apply equally to mental properties like pain.
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  2. Philosophy and the Practice of Bayesian Statistics in the Social Sciences.Andrew Gelman & Cosma Rohilla Shalizi - 2012 - In Harold Kincaid (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Social Science. Oxford University Press.