Emergentism, computer simulations and the noumenal

Emanuele Ratti

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Abstract

The theory of emergentism, in its main subdivision (i.e. epistemological and ontological emergentism), is arguably an useful example in order to explain the concept of antinomy of Kant's Pure Reason (a problem that is current also in contemporary philosophy), that is a thesis an antithesis that are both reasonable but irreconcilable. In using a thought experiment concerning the new technology of computer simulation, I shall show that one case in which we can solve the antinomy posed by epistemological/ontological emergentism is when we take into consideration the domain of A-Life.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAISB/IACAP World Congress 2012: Computational Philosophy, Part of Alan Turing Year 2012
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventAISB/IACAP World Congress 2012: Computational Philosophy, Part of Alan Turing Year 2012 - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: Jul 2 2012Jul 6 2012

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OtherAISB/IACAP World Congress 2012: Computational Philosophy, Part of Alan Turing Year 2012
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBirmingham
Period7/2/127/6/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence

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    Ratti, E. (2012). Emergentism, computer simulations and the noumenal. In AISB/IACAP World Congress 2012: Computational Philosophy, Part of Alan Turing Year 2012