resources_nature_txt_The "emergence" of freedom
The "emergence" of freedom
Author: Santiago Collado González. University of Navarra
Published in: Thémata. Revista de Philosophy. Núm. 38, 2007.
Date of publication: 2007
summaryThis article examines some problems related to the notion of emergence when trying to explain the mind with it. Some paradoxes of this notion are also shown and a certain return to Aristotelianism is proposed in order to face these problems. The difficulty of establishing the limits between Philosophy and science is mentioned, as well as the connection of this problem with those related to emergence.
Abstract: In this paper I examine some problems connected with the notion of emergence, when it is used to explain the mind. I also show some paradoxes of this notion and propose a certain kind of return to the philosophy of Aristotle, in order to face these problems. I mention the difficulty of to set the limits between philosophy and science, and the connection of this problem with those related to emergence.