Emergence in the Cell

Authored by: Michel Morange

The Routledge Handbook of Emergence

Print publication date:  March  2019
Online publication date:  March  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138925083
eBook ISBN: 9781315675213
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315675213-30

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Abstract

Consideration of emergence in the cell raises various issues. The first is the widespread and non-rigorous use of the term by biologists. What is true in all branches of science is more evident in biology, where the common language is used for most scientific descriptions. A rapid examination of the occurrence of the word emergence in biological articles fully demonstrates this polysemy.

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