Aggregative Properties and Emergent Properties

  • by J.-M. Kuczynski
  • Narrated by John-Michael Kuczynski
  • 0 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It is said what aggregative properties are and also what emergent properties are. Examples are given of each of kind of property. It is also explained why, even though all emergent properties are aggregative properties, not all aggregative properties are emergent properties. It is further made clear that, strictly speaking, emergence is a property of one's knowledge of a given aggregate, and not of that aggregate itself; this being why a property that is emergent at one time will, when additional information becomes available, cease to be emergent. And it is explained why, for this very reason, the right answer to the question "why does X exist?" is never "because X is an emergent property".


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-13-2016
  • Publisher: John-Michael Kuczynski