How useful is the concept of Emergence? I think there is a useful notion of Emergence, but it has to be distinguished from several confused variants. The British Emergentist notion of consciousness of a century ago was confused. The useful version of Emergence is explained in terms of causation.For socially emergent phenomena, such as money, government and marriage, the explanatory notion is collective intentional causation.
primo incontro della serie Labont Lectures 2019