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Emergence

  • By: David Yates
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

The term emergence is used in a variety of (often incompatible) ways in the philosophic and scientific literature. However, emergentism is always a thesis about properties, and most versions share the following components: Emergent properties are (i) dependent upon, (ii) determined ...