Emergence and demergence

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In the beginning of March, Stephen Mumford presented our paper ‘Emergence and Demergence’ at the Causal Powers and Social Science Conference 2016 at Yale University, organised by Philip Gorski (Yale) and Ruth Groff (St. Louis). Since the paper has already provoked a discussion, we thought it best to publish the presentation here. These ideas are still in its early stages and will be developed in more detail in an article. In the meantime, we welcome your feedback.

By the way, this is where we coin the term “demergence”, with which not everyone is happy.

Emergence and Demergence Handout (open in ResearchGate) (open as PDF)
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Other presenters at the conference were: Maggie Archer, Thomas Muller, Douglas Porpora, Ruth Groff, Isaac Reed, Daniel Little, Dave Elder Vass, Philip Gorski, Timothy Rutzou, Hugh Lacy and Margarita Mooney.

 

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