What Kim presupposes when he makes use of his MP model to eliminate downward causation is that any emergent property
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Collision avoidance would therefore seem to be a direct outcome and not an emergent property
of this model.
For example, the death of a family member (a component of the family) may affect its taxation status (an emergent property
of the family composite).
The key emergent property
of an Indian tribe, its Indian identity, is in an ultimate sense, anchored in a tribe's common body of community-based metaphor.
Our investigation thus far, then, suggests that an emergent property
is best thought of as a (typically) simple, non-structural natural property that is exemplified by objects or systems that attain the appropriate level and kind of organizational complexity and that exerts a causal influence on the behavior of its possessor.
Almost all supervenience talks of efficient causation, but suppose downward causation were of four kinds: formal, material, efficient, final, and suppose the best analogue of socially downward causation (and the best paradigm for the mystical or religious) were the ethical (not as efficient but formal or final causation): as an emergent property
of the face-to-face relation (Levinas), ethics commands us from above in a downward causation, an ought that we feel, a transcendence that comes neither from prior (immanent) cognition nor (immanent) volition (which is one way to interpret Aquinas's connaturality [Summa Theologiae II-II, q.
In an effort to provide a theoretical framework within which differing claims about human nature can be addressed in a systematic fashion, Harris (emeritus philosophy, College of William and Mary) introduces the cluster theory of human nature, which posits that human nature is a complex emergent property
that supervenes upon the causal nexus that is created by the interactions amongst a cluster of properties.
He discusses character as an emergent property
of the brain's self-organizing activity, which is shaped through goal-directed practice.
The last group is used to generate order or relations between objects which lead to an emergent property
of the resulting 'whole' and the evolution of more complex structures.
Moreover, this awareness is no mere epiphenomena but represents an emergent property
of localized, physical bonding.
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), leading to a situation in which all sides--government, the emergent property
rights movement, and environmental conservationists--have a arrived at an impasse.
Consciousness is a "higher-level' or emergent property
of the brain in the utterly harmless sense of "higher-level" or "emergent" in which solidity is a higher-level emergent property