• Massimo Negrotti
Part of the Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics book series (SAPERE, volume 4)


A famous Latin saying states: senatores boni viri, senatus mala bestia (senators are good men, but the Senate is a bad beast). In general terms, this means that the coexistence of single entities of a given kind may give rise to a very different sort of whole which cannot be explained by or limited to, the ‘qualities’ of its components considered individually.


Artificial Light Observation Level Artificial Object Collective Phenomenon Artificial Climate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.DISC-LCA, Lab for the Culture of the ArtificialUniversità di Urbino ‘Carlo Bo’UrbinoItaly

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