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Knowledge is Personal

This is the second part (of three) of the talk ‘What I Know and Why I Know It’ which tries to provide a physical basis for knowledge. This part largely concerns philosophy. 10.      Pragmatism The philosophical movement called ‘Pragmatism’ arose in the … Continue reading

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Talk: What I Know and Why I Know It

“When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?” The above quote (typically attributed to John Maynard Keynes but probably not originating from him) makes it sound so easy. So why don’t we all act in this … Continue reading

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Free Energy: Hierarchical Message Passing

This posting forms part of the talk ‘Intelligence and the Brain’. It follows on from: A Unified Theory of Intelligence in which the the brain is viewed as a hierarchy of predictors (see diagram below). Entropy, Intelligence and Life which explains … Continue reading

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Scientific Creatures

In which I try to create a bigger picture of general intelligence by combining a number of different concepts. These concepts are: Ashby: W. Ross Ashby’s concept of ‘Intelligence Amplification’. Brooks: Rodney Brooks’s concept of the ‘Subsumption Architecture’. Clark: Andy … Continue reading

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Alief, Belief and C-lief

This is the fourth part of the talk ‘Free Will / Free Won’t’. Notes in the text in the form [ABC] can be found by following the above link. 17. Tamar Gendler’s concept of ‘Alief’ ‘Alief’ is a word concocted … Continue reading

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Talk: Free Will / Free Wont

Most people will assert that they feel they have free will yet most contemporary philosophers and neuroscientists, when pressed for an opinion, will suggest it is just an illusion. Some will half-joke that we only have ‘free won’t’ instead. If … Continue reading

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