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A New Look at Emergence. Or When After is Different

Guay, Alexandre and Sartenaer, Olivier (2016) A New Look at Emergence. Or When After is Different. [Preprint]

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Abstract In this paper, we put forward a new account of emergence called "transformational emergence". Such an account captures a variety of emergence that can be considered as being diachronic and weakly ontological. The fact that transformational emergence actually constitutes a genuine form of emergence is motivated. Besides, the account is free of traditional problems surrounding more usual, synchronic versions of emergence, and it can find a strong empirical support in a specifc physical phenomenon, the fractional
quantum Hall effect, which has long been touted as a paradigmatic case of
emergence.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Guay, Alexandre
Sartenaer, Olivier
Keywords: emergence; fractional quantum Hall effect
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Condensed Matter
Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
General Issues > Laws of Nature
General Issues > Philosophers of Science
Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Depositing User: Alexandre Guay
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2017 04:56
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2017 04:56
Item ID: 11914
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13194-016-0140-6
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Condensed Matter
Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
General Issues > Laws of Nature
General Issues > Philosophers of Science
Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Date: May 2016
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11914

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