Saturday, February 3, 2007

Saturday February 3, 2007

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:00 PM
The church bells
all were broken.

— Don McLean 

“Emergentism claims that a whole is ‘something more than the sum of its parts,’ or has properties that cannot be understood in terms of the properties of the parts.”

— Michael Silberstein, “Reduction, Emergence and Explanation” (pdf), Chapter Five in The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Science

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts, no matter what you name it.”

— Alfred Bester, Chapter Eight, “The Search,” in The Deceivers

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