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Mind and Emergence
By Philip Clayton

Mind and Emergence

From Quantum to Consciousness

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Mind and Emergence by Philip Clayton

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Strong claims have been made for emergence as a new paradigm for understanding science, consciousness, and religion. Tracing the past history and current definitions of the concept, Clayton assesses the case for emergent phenomena in the natural world and their significance for philosophy and theology. Complex emergent phenomena require irreducible levels of explanation in physics, chemistry and biology. This pattern of emergence suggests a new approach to the problem of consciousness, which is neither reducible to brain states nor proof of a mental substance or soul. Although emergence does not entail classical theism, it is compatible with a variety of religious positions. Clayton concludes with a defence of emergentist panentheism and a Christian constructive theology consistent with the new sciences of emergence.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199272525
ISBN-10: 0199272522
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 19mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 28-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Philip Clayton

Panentheism across the World's Traditions by Philip Clayton Panentheism across the World's Traditions, Paperback (January 2014)

Loriliai Biernacki and Philip Clayton offer a collection of groundbreaking new essays on panentheism. Not to be confused with pantheism-the ancient Greek notion that God is everywhere-panentheism suggests that God exists both in the world and beyond the confines of mere matter.

Predicament of Belief by Philip Clayton Predicament of Belief, Paperback (May 2013)

Can it make sense for someone who appreciates the explanatory power of modern science to continue believing in a traditional religious account of the ultimate nature and purpose of our universe?

Re-emergence of Emergence by Philip Clayton Re-emergence of Emergence, Paperback (May 2008)

This volume introduces readers to emergence theory, outlines the major arguments in its defence, and summarizes the most powerful objections against it. It provides the clearest explication yet of this exciting new theory of science, which challenges the reductionist approach by proposing the continuous emergence of novel phenomena.

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Author Biography - Philip Clayton

Philip Clayton is Ingraham Professor, Claremont School of Theology; Professor of Philosophy and of Religion, Claremont Graduate University.

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