Delegated Causality of Complex Systems.
A notion of delegated causality is introduced. This subtle kind of causality elucidates the causal role of dynamical systems at an "edge of chaos", explicates evident cases of downward causation, and relates emergent phenomena to Godel's incompleteness theorem. Apparently rich implications are noticed in biology and Chinese philosophy. It is argued that conspicuously complex natural systems build up on interactions of this (figuratively speaking) provoked, delegated causality.
Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1707.08905
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