Emergence: Philosophy Meets Science

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