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Natural Fabrications

Science, Emergence and Consciousness

Natural Fabrications by William Seager
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The spectacular success of the scientific enterprise over the last four hundred years has led to the promise of an all encompassing vision of the natural world. In this elegant picture, everything we observe is based upon just a few fundamental processes and entities. The almost infinite variety and complexity of the world is thus the product of emergence. But the concept of emergence is fraught with controversy and confusion. This book ponders the question of how emergence should be understood within the scientific picture, and whether a complete vision of the world can be attained that includes consciousness.
Springer Berlin Heidelberg; August 2012
262 pages; ISBN 9783642295997
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Title: Natural Fabrications
Author: William Seager
 
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