Emergent Evolution and the Development of Societies

Emergent Evolution and the Development of Societies

Emergent Evolution and the Development of Societies

Emergent Evolution and the Development of Societies

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The first part of the following volume is one of four addresses in a symposium on "Emergence" held at the Sixth International Congress of Philosophy, at Cambridge, Mass., September 14, 1926, and was published in the Proceedings of the Congress during 1927. It had previously appeared in Science (November, 1926) and in Psyche (January, 1927). The second part has been added for the purpose of calling attention to certain historical statements on "Emergence" and to the works of a number of contemporary authors who hold similar views.

Since the publisher has generously included this article in his New Science Series, I seize the opportunity to introduce several changes. Owing to the fact that the original paper was presented to an audience familiar with . . .

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