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Title
Free-energy pragmatics : Markov blankets don't prescribe objective ontology, and that's okay
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Abstract
We target the ontological and epistemological ramifications of the proposed distinction between Friston and Pearl blankets. We emphasize the need for empirical testing next to computational modeling. A peculiar aspect of the free energy principle (FEP) is its purported support of radically opposed ontologies of the mind. In our view, the objective ontological aspiration itself should be rejected for a pragmatic instrumentalist view.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Behavioral and brain sciences. - Cambridge, 1978, currens
Publication
New york : Cambridge univ press , 2022
ISSN
0140-525X [print]
1469-1825 [online]
DOI
10.1017/S0140525X22000322
Volume/pages
45 (2022) , p. 1-2
Article Reference
e198
ISI
001083755300016
Pubmed ID
36172768
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 08.12.2023
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