Korosov A. An emergent principle in ecology // Principy èkologii. 2012. № 3. P. 48‒66. DOI: 10.15393/j1.art.2012.1481

Issue № 3

Analytical review


An emergent principle in ecology

   Andrey Victorovich
Doctor of Biology, Petrozavodsk state university, korosov@psu.karelia.ru
system ecology
system approach
Summary: A few specific qualities of objects sharply distinguishing the objects themselves from their constituent parts are considered as emergent properties. Logical analysis shows the limitation of this point of view related to the attaching ontological content to the notion "system ". From the methodological point of view all the qualities of natural objects are emergent and their number is infinite. Emergent property seems the characteric of a researcher which considers in detail only a few properties of the things that attracted his attention. Emergent principle is a logical method of the investigation of bright "systemic qualities " based on the knowledge of the properties and relationships between the system elements as well as between the system and its environment. The key moment is the search of some "rudimantary" properties of the system components that in interaction significantly enhance the degree of their manifestation and become emergent "systemic" properties.

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Reviewer: V. Shitikov
Reviewer: V. A. Ilyukha
Received on: 20 October 2012
Published on: 22 November 2013

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