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08: Emergence in science and philosophy

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Hauptschule
Seminar / Seminar
in englischer Sprache

This seminar offers a comprehensive introduction to (i) the theoretical foundations and historical background of the concept of emergence, and its more recent application in various scientific and philosophical areas, which comprise: (ii) the role of the notion of  emergence in the philosophy of mind, particularly when debating the problem of phenomenal qualities, and in cognitive science, e.g. in robotics, neuronal networks, and artificial life; (iii) the prima facie tension of mechanisms and emergence in the life sciences, particularly in systems biology; (iv) emergent phenomena as studied in physics and chemistry; (v) the emergence of social phenomena; and (vi) an emergentist s perspective on the problem of free will.

1. A systematic perspective on the historical dimension of emergentism. (Stephan)
2. Emergence in the philosophy of mind and in cognitive science. (Stephan and Richardson)
3. Mechanisms and Emergence in the Life sciences, particularly in systems biology. (Richardson)
4. Emergence in the natural sciences: physics and chemistry. (Richardson)
5. Social phenomena and emergence? (Richardson and Stephan)
6. An emergentist s perspective on the problem of free will. (Stephan)

Charles Phelps Taft Professor of Philosophy, University of Cincinnati
Professor, Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrück

Ph.D. Robert RICHARDSON

Charles Phelps Taft Professor of Philosophy, University of Cincinnati

M.A. and Ph.D. (with Honors), University of Chicago B.A. Magna Cum Laude, University of Colorado Visiting Research Professor, Department of Molecular Cell Physiology, Free University of Amsterdam
1977
1971
2001-2004

Dr. Achim STEPHAN

Professor, Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrück

Promotion in Philosophie an der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter im Rahmen des DFG-SPP "Kognition und Gehirn" Gastwissenschaftler an der Rutgers University (NJ, USA) Habilitation für Philosophie an der Universität Karlsruhe Fellow des Hanse-Wissenschaftskollegs (HWK) in Delmenhorst Gastprofessur für Philosophie am Humboldt-Studienzentrum der Universität Ulm Professor für Philosophie der Kognition an der Universität Osnabrück Forschungs-Gastprofessur für Wissenschaftsphilosophie an der VU Amsterdam Mitglied der Forschergruppe "Emotionen als bio-kulturelle Prozesse" am Zentrum für interdisziplinäre
 Studium der Philosophie, Mathematik, Psychotherapie und Psychosomatik in Mannheim und Göttingen
1988
1988-1993
1991-1992
1998
1998
2000-2001
seit 2001
2002-2003
  Forschung (ZiF) in Bielefeld
2004-2005
  interdisziplinäre Forschung (ZiF) in Bielefeld

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