Emergence and Grounding Conference

The Glasgow Emergence Project is pleased to announce the Emergence and Grounding Conference to be held at the Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience on 25 & 26 May 2015.

The conference papers will explore the connections between the notions of grounding and emergence. The choice of topic is prompted by the great progress that has recently been made in the elucidation and regimentation of the notion of grounding. It can be thought that the concept can be fruitfully applied to the study of emergence, and conversely, that considering putative cases of emergence might help us gain a better understanding of grounding. Workshop contributions might consider questions such as: Can grounding and emergence be understood as different species of some generic relation of dependence? Is emergence usefully characterized in terms of grounding (or the lack thereof)?

Further information, including a programme and registration details, may be found here.


First published: 1 May 2015