Description
REDUCTION AND EMERGENCE
** available as of 06/30/2021
Hierarchical and mereological relationships are often used to describe natural ontological structures. We will consider both the characterization of such structures and reductive and more holistic approaches to their explanation. Topics may include 19th century 'levels of being' and a 20th century revival of emergence with the expansion of computational technologies.
Details
Grading Basis
Grad LG/SNC Basis
Units
3
Offering
Course
HPS 2158
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
History & Philosophy of Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus