The uses of infinity: a philosopher looks at emergent phenomena in physics

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Presenter: Jeremy Butterfield

Published: January 2010

Age: 18-22 and upwards

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Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Royal Society

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Emergence, and its contrary, reduction, are buzz-words in both physics and philosophy. Both physicists and philosophers disagree about the extent to which we can understand large-scale or complex phenomena in terms of their microscopic parts.

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