The Re-Emergence of Emergence: The Emergentist Hypothesis from Science to Religion

The Re-Emergence of Emergence: The Emergentist Hypothesis from Science to Religion

by Philip Clayton, Paul Davies
     
 

This volume introduces readers to emergence theory, outlines the major arguments in its defence, and summarizes the most powerful objections against it. It provides the clearest explication yet of this exciting new theory of science, which challenges the reductionist approach by proposing the continuous emergence of novel phenomena.See more details below

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This volume introduces readers to emergence theory, outlines the major arguments in its defence, and summarizes the most powerful objections against it. It provides the clearest explication yet of this exciting new theory of science, which challenges the reductionist approach by proposing the continuous emergence of novel phenomena.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199287147
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
08/24/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Conceptual Foundations of Emergence Theory, Philip Clayton
I. The Physical Sciences
2. The Physics of Downward Causation, Paul Davies
3. The Emergence of Classicality from Quantum Theory, Erich Joos
4. On the Nature of Emergent Reality, George F. R. Ellis
II. The Biological Sciences
5. Emergence: The Hole at the Wheel's Hub, Terrence Deacon
6. The Role of Emergence in Biology, Lynn Rothschild
7. Emergence in Social Evolution: A Great Ape Example, Barbara Smuts
III. Consciousness and Emergence
8. Being Realistic about Emergence, Jaegwon Kim
9. In Defence of Ontological Emergence and Mental Causation, Michael Silberstein
10. Emergence and Mental Causation, Nancey Murphy
11. Varieties of Emergence, David Chalmers
IV. Religion and Emergence
12. Emergence, Mind, and Divine Action: The Hierarchy of the Sciences in Relation to the Human Mind-Brain-Body, Arthur Peacocke
13. Emergence: What is at Stake for Religious Reflection?, Niels Henrik Gregersen
14. Emergence from Quantum Physics to Religion: A Critical Appraisal, Philip Clayton

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