Emergence: Philosophy Meets Science

Event Sponsor: 
Chicago Humanities Festival
Start Date: 
Oct 11 2008 (All day)
Ida Noyes Hall, Max Palevsky Cinema, 1st Floor, 21
University of Chicago
Mark Hereld
Speaker(s) Title: 
Argonne National Laboratory; University of Chicago

Ever since Aristotle claimed the whole is more than the sum of its parts, emergence has been an important topic for science and philosophy. Emergence refers to the ways that a multiplicity of seemingly discrete, relatively simple interactions can give rise, without any apparent direction or plan, to astonishing complexity and pattern. A distinguished cross-disciplinary panel will consider the various meanings and applications of this dynamic view of the world. Participants include University of Pittsburgh professor of history and philosophy of science Sandra Mitchell; Nobel Prize

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