Tag Archives: representation

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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Talk: The Extension of Mind

It seems obvious to most of us that our minds are within our heads but some contemporary thinkers have other ideas. Can we extend our mind ‘beyond skin and skull’? Is it outside our heads already anyway? This talk examines … Continue reading

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Understanding Velmans: Taxonomy without Representation

In ‘Understanding Consciousness’, Velmans makes much of ‘representations’ which implies building models of the outside world within the brain but I’m wary of this notion. It is in contrast to Rodney Brooks’s idea that ‘the world is its own model’ … Continue reading

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