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What's the difference between "emergence" and "reductionism"?

Emergence is a propensity of systems of matter and energy to interact in ways that lead to more-complicated systems or properties. Reductionism is a propensity of humans to try to analyse more-complex ...
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What's the difference between "emergence" and "reductionism"?

I’ll give the alternate view that reduction moves in the opposite direction of emergence, which seems obvious. Starting with physics, we can say that all things are made of particles, perhaps strings, ...
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