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Emergence and Supervenience:

The MindBody question, is one of the most important topics in philosophy, science, and religion. This week we’ll discuss the concepts of Emergence and Supervenience as means of getting to the question.

Simply put Emergence is the process of coming into view or becoming exposed after being concealed. Supervenience is a relation that is used to describe cases where the upper-level properties of a system are determined by its lower level properties: > atoms > cells > animals > social groups.

As a matter of convenience, you have two forms of media of getting at the topic. Please feel free to pick your choice: Reading or Watching a Video.

Reading: There are two short articles, please click each link to access the material. An article by Philip Clayton  and A Response.

VideoWhy Mind Body Problem

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