Emergent Properties: One of the most exciting new concepts to enter the realm of science in recent decades is that of ’emergent properties’. To be sure, the idea – that the property of a whole is not reducible to its individual components – has been around for a long time. But its unfortunate association with scientifically disreputable schools of thought such as vitalism has not encouraged scientists and philosophers to consider it seriously.
- Manuel De Landa, Mexico/USA
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