Friday, October 15, 2010

Physicalist Anti-Reductionism vs. Reductionism

A conversation in the vein stemming from the Stuart Kauffman videos (and article) that I posted previously  -  Kauffman is barrels more fun to listen to, but this is a good conversation on whether emergent non-reducible factors act importantly within our universe - or, if not, whether the physical anti-reductionist is merely reacting to epistemic limitations within the science of physics (and not the actual physics of which the science of physics is descriptive).  Here for the downloadable podcast.

And another Kauffman talk, this one from TSN:

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