Emergence: Laws and Properties: Comments on Noordhof

Simone Gozzano

in Emergence in Mind

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780199583621
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191723483 | DOI:

Series: Mind Association Occasional Series

Emergence: Laws and Properties: Comments on Noordhof

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Some critical points on Noordhof's variety of non‐reductive physicalism are expanded to show that it is the very notion of emergent property that is in need of further clarification. In particular, many recent attempts made in terms of non deducibility and the like, seem to be either subject to counterexamples or having, at most, just epistemological validity.

Keywords: property causation; supervenience; deducibility; emergence; determinate vs. determinable

Chapter.  3638 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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