Matt, Leon, and I have been talking about having a summer reading group over Terrence Deacon's Incomplete Nature, which is recent text attempting to explain how emergence in nature is possible. I have asked those far more familiar than I, the Peirce-L list in fact, what is special about this text, and they said that it gives a good overview of the issues and its unique contribution is its thermodynamic explanation for teleology.
I am inviting readers to join our reading group whether just to follow along or to contribute. I presume that we will have a reading schedule and have at least one member offer commentary or a precis that will be posted on our blogs. Please contact myself or Matt if you are interested in being an active member (offering regularly to write a commentary or precis). I suppose we might start in a few weeks, as the U.S. university semesters come to a close in 2-3 weeks depending on the circumstance.