Cosmos

What is Strong Emergence?

The world works at different levels — fundamental physics, physics, chemistry, biology, psychology, sociology — with each level having its own rules and regularities.  Here’s the deep question: Ultimately, can what happens at a higher level be explained entirely in terms of what happens at a lower level?  If the answer is ‘No’, if complete explanatory reduction fails, then what else could be going on?

 

What is Strong Emergence?

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