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[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / B. Properties / 7. Emergent Properties]

Full Idea

The distinction between 'resultant' properties like weight, and 'emergent' properties like colour, seems intuitive enough, but on examination it is very hard to make precise.

Gist of Idea

The distinction between 'resultant' properties (weight) and 'emergent' properties is a bit vague


Tim Crane (Elements of Mind [2001], 2.18)

Book Reference

Crane,Tim: 'Elements of Mind' [OUP 2001], p.64

A Reaction

It is no coincidence that the examples are of primary and secondary qualities. If 'the physical entails the mental' then all mental properties are resultant.