Tag Archives: Karl Popper

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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A Methodological Science

(This is the third part – of four – of the talk ‘The Science Delusion’ and follows on from the introduction to (conventional, i.e. metaphysical) Physicalism in part 2 to return to the idea of science as a method introduced (through the … Continue reading

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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: Intelligence and the Brain

What is ‘intelligence’? What is the brain actually doing? How is intelligence physically realised in the brain? Quite how the brain manages to achieve what it does remains elusive. It’s true that almost every day there are news stories that … 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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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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