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The Metaphysics of Emergence

  • RichardĀ Campbell
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Richard Campbell
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  3. Richard Campbell
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  4. Richard Campbell
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  5. Richard Campbell
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  12. Back Matter
    Pages 316-333

About this book

Introduction

This book argues that a plausible account of emergence requires replacing the traditional assumption that what primarily exists are particular entities with generic processes. Traversing contemporary physics and issues of identity over time, it then proceeds to develop a metaphysical taxonomy of emergent entities and of the character of human life.

Keywords

Emergence Process Metaphysics Entropy Far-from-equilibrium Stability Identity Life Physicalism Consciousness Values Freedom argue logic metaphysics

Authors and affiliations

  • RichardĀ Campbell
    • 1
  1. 1.Australian National UniversityAustralia

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