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Durham University

Durham Emergence Project

Durham Project Publications

Alex Carruth

Emergence, Reduction and the Identity and Individuation of Powers Topoi (forthcoming)

• A special issue of Philosophica in 2017, edited with James Miller and Mark Pexton.

Strong Emergence Philosophica (2017) (with James Miller)

'Powerful Qualities, Zombies and Inconceivability', Philosophical Quarterly (2015)


Nancy Cartwright

Contingency and the Order of Nature Contingency and Order in History and the Sciences, edited by Peter Harrison. (2015)


Sophie Gibb

Routledge Handbook of Emergence. Sophie Gibb, Robin Finlay Hendry & Tom Lancaster (eds.) (2019)

The Causal Closure Principle. The Philosophical Quarterly (2015)

Defending Dualism. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society (2015)

Physical Determinability. Humana.Mente: Journal of Philosophical Studies (2015)


Robin Findlay Hendry

Routledge Handbook of Emergence. Sophie Gibb, Robin Finlay Hendry & Tom Lancaster (eds.) (2019)

Mechanisms and Reduction in Organic Chemistry. In EPSA15 selected papers (2017)

Prospects for Strong Emergence in Chemistry. In Philosophical and Scientific Perspectives on Downward Causation (2017)

Structure as Abstraction. Philosophy of Science (2016)


Tom Lancaster

Emergence and topological order in classical and quantum systems. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B (2019) (with Mark Pexton)

Routledge Handbook of Emergence Sophie Gibb, Robin Finlay Hendry & Tom Lancaster (eds.) (2019)

Quantum magnetism in molecular spin ladders probed with muon-spin spectroscopy New Journal of Physics (2018) (with Stewart Clark and others)

Quantum mechanical tunneling in the automerization of cyclobutadiene Journal of Chemical Physics (2018) (with Stewart Clark and Robert Schoonmaker)

Exchange constants in molecule-based magnets derived from density functional methods Physical Review B (2017) (with Stewart Clark and Iorwerth Thomas)

The Use of Downward Causation in Condensed Matter Physics in Philosophical and Scientific Perspectives on Downward Causation (Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy), eds. Michele Paolini Paoletti and Francesco Orilia (2017) (with Stewart Clark)

Quantum-critical spin dynamics in a Tomonaga-Luttinger liquid studied with muon-spin relaxation. Physical Review B. (2017) (with others)

Transverse field muon-spin rotation measurement of the topological anomaly in a thin film of MnSi. Physical Review B. (2016) (with others)

Transverse field muon-spin rotation signature of the skyrmion-lattice phase in Cu2OSeO3. Physical Review B. (2015) (with others)

Spin diffusion in the low-dimensional molecular quantum Heisenberg antiferromagnet Cu(pyz)(NO3)2 detected with implanted muons. Physical Review B. (2015) (with others)


Mark Pexton

Emergence and topological order in classical and quantum systems. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B (2019) (with Tom Lancaster)

Manipulationism and Causal Exclusion Philosophica (2017)

Emergence and interacting hierarchies in shock physics European Journal for Philosophy of Science (2015)

Reduction & emergence in the fractional quantum Hall state Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics (2015) (with Tom Lancaster)

Can asymptotic models be explanatory? European Journal for Philosophy of Science (2014)

How dimensional analysis can explain Synthese (2014)


Iorwerth Thomas

Exchange constants in molecule-based magnets derived from density functional methods Physical Review B (2017) (with Tom Lancaster and Stewart Clark)

Transverse field muon-spin rotation signature of the skyrmion-lattice phase in Cu2OSeO3 Phys. Rev. B 91, 224408 (2015) (with others)


Matthew Tugby

Universals, Laws, and Governance Philosophical Studies (2016)

The Alien Paradox Analysis (2015)

Categoricalism, dispositionalism, and the epistemology of properties Synthese (2014)

Nomic necessity for Platonists Thought (2013)


Stewart Clark

Quantum magnetism in molecular spin ladders probed with muon-spin spectroscopy New Journal of Physics (2018) (with Tom Lancaster and others)

Quantum mechanical tunneling in the automerization of cyclobutadiene Journal of Chemical Physics (2018) (with Tom Lancaster and Robert Schoonmaker)

Exchange constants in molecule-based magnets derived from density functional methods Physical Review B (2017) (with Tom Lancaster and Iorwerth Thomas)

The Use of Downward Causation in Condensed Matter Physics in Philosophical and Scientific Perspectives on Downward Causation (Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy), eds. Michele Paolini Paoletti and Francesco Orilia (2017) (with Tom Lancaster)