emergence : the process by which a whole manifests that is more than the sum of parts and their functions that make up the manifestation or phenomena. An example is a flock of flying birds usually Starlings (parts) that stay together but not bump into one another (function or programme). Characteristically, the emergent phenomena is ever new and surprises or is unexpected, and suggests a creativity. One could say God’s hand and Nature’s dance, display or spectacle. A problem emerges from emergency (emergent phenomena) in our mind about its agency (God’s hand) and subjectivity (Nature).
We our selves, as self or identity, are emergent of our Whole with sense of agency and independence, which we may question : will or destiny, freedom and the choices we have. As for subjectivity, we try hard where it is our Whole who does and is in the real world of Reality.