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Intelligence and the Brain: A Quick Summary

This is the concluding posting of the talk ‘Intelligence and the Brain’ which simply summarizes major points in a small number of bullet points: Intelligence has been presented here with reference to Karl Friston’s ‘Free Energy’ tentative theory of how the brain … Continue reading

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Free Energy and Free Will

This posting is an additional part of the talk ‘Intelligence and the Brain’. Here, I tie together ideas from the talk about prediction with those concerning free will from the previous talk ‘Free Will/Free Wont’. In a dualist worldview, the … Continue reading

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Free Will / Free Won’t: Conclusion

This is the fifth and final 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. It brings points together from the previous parts to … Continue reading

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Quantifying Freedom: Part 1

Why Bother? In ‘Freedom Evolves’, Daniel Dennett sets out his thesis  of how freedom has increased alongside biology up the evolutionary scale, e.g.: Transition from plants to animals: Organisms can avoid catastrophic events by moving. Cooperation and the benefits of … Continue reading

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