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Bubbles

In many of the posts on this blogsite, I have been advocating a physicalist worldview in which an agent interacts with the environment in which it is in. This includes many references to Karl Friston’s ‘variational free energy’ theory of … Continue reading

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On Hawkins, Hierarchy, Homunculi and the Hippocampus

On Intelligence As previously noted, Jeff Hawkins takes a very similar approach to Karl Friston’s ‘variational Free Energy’ with the concept of ‘hierarchical message passing’ playing a key role in both. In such hierarchical message passing, it is clear how … Continue reading

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Free Won’t

This is the second 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. Previously: Daniel Wegner’s ‘Conscious Will’ has been presented as a physicalist … Continue reading

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Dennett’s Dangerous Ideas

Reading Dennett’s ‘Freedom Evolves’, I started losing track of the real ideas amidst the many metaphors that pepper his writings. Are these metaphors Americanisms or just Dennettisms? Concepts and metaphors in one Dennett book jump across to others. A list … Continue reading

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