Emergence: conceptual and philosophical aspects
9th - 11th of May 2019 @ Mediamatic | Amsterdam
The phenomenon of emergence seems to pervade a broad class of disciplines while simultaneously being notoriously difficult to define in precise terms. Philosophers and scientists have attempted to catalogue different aspects and distinguish between distinct types of emergent behaviour. Artists, inspired by some of these ideas, have attempted to portray it in a variety of forms. The result of this multiplicity of endeavours is far from a unified theory or common perspective on emergence.
Featuring names of scientists and philosophers such as Piers Coleman, Robert Battterman, Nigel Goldenfeld, James Ladyman, Alexandre Guay, Eleanor Knox, Elena Catellani, among many others, this workshop aims at bringing together conceptual analyses and examples of emergence in different sciences (including physics, astronomy, cosmology, chemistry, earth science, biology) in order to better understand its scientific importance.