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Eigenlogik in German means that a subsystem has its own set of rules determining its phenomenological behavior. E.g. in sociology, a social group of humans shows a group behavior based on rules/laws of psychology. You can't derive it from the underlying physical laws of atoms and molecules that comprise humans. So an Eigenlogik often occurs in emergent systems.

The German eigen- as a prefix in English is quite common. Eigenvectors, -matrices.

Is there a special analogon or should one use simply eigenlogic, maybe intrinsic/immanent/inherent logic?

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I think there's a good question in here, but direct translation questions are off topic. Could you maybe edit your question so that this is more on-topic? –  simchona Oct 11 '11 at 21:21
    
@simchona i knew it no good style, just thought in this case ok as eigen is commonly used and known in English? hmmmmm, will edit.... :) –  Hauser Oct 11 '11 at 21:24
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I think this is a fine question, and it is as on-topic as any other phrase-request or single-word-request (most of which are less interesting). The new summary is a bit better than the original one, but any further editing (or nit-picking) would just be a waste of everyone’s time. –  Jason Orendorff Oct 17 '11 at 16:19
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In psychology, implicit may be the word. It means 'before conscious thought takes place' or 'inherent to the organism', but as a result of conditioning, rather than by instinct alone. You can learn more about this at Project Implicit®.

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I thought 'intrinsic' was the word. I had them confused. It still may be worth investigating. –  Wolfpack'08 Oct 12 '11 at 2:31
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