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*[http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/93/ Effective Field Theories, Reductionism and Scientific Explanation] (S. Hartmann; a philosopher of science looks in detail at the methods of Effective ''Field'' Theories in Quantum Fields, a case study for many of the concepts that will appear during the module.)
 
*[http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/93/ Effective Field Theories, Reductionism and Scientific Explanation] (S. Hartmann; a philosopher of science looks in detail at the methods of Effective ''Field'' Theories in Quantum Fields, a case study for many of the concepts that will appear during the module.)
 
*[http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/supervenience/ Stanford Encyclopedia entry on Supervenience] (a useful concept to keep in mind when thinking about higher-level, or emergent, properties in a system.)
 
*[http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/supervenience/ Stanford Encyclopedia entry on Supervenience] (a useful concept to keep in mind when thinking about higher-level, or emergent, properties in a system.)
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*[http://santafe.edu/~simon/levels_of_selection_wilson.pdf Levels of Selection: An Alternative to Individualism in the Biological and Social Sciences] (David Sloan Wilson; a nice example of the importance of levels thinking, and how aggregate properties and laws arise.)
  
 
===Iain Couzin===
 
===Iain Couzin===

Revision as of 23:06, 21 June 2011

Complex Systems Summer School 2011 Modules

Organized by Simon DeDeo and James O'Dwyer


Readings

Simon DeDeo

Some influential views on emergence:

Background concepts, tools and techniques:

Iain Couzin

(Content from the 2009/2010 Wikis)