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Species of realization and the free energy principle

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This paper examines, for the first time, the relationship between realization relations and the free energy principle in cognitive neuroscience. I argue, firstly, that the free energy principle has ramifications for the wide versus narrow realization distinction: if the free energy principle is correct, then organismic realizers are insufficient for realizing free energy minimization. I argue, secondly, that the free energy principle has implications for synchronic realization relations, because free energy minimization is realized in dynamical agent-environment couplings embedded at multiple time scales.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Kirchhoff, M. D. (2015). Species of realization and the free energy principle. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 93 (4), 706-723.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84946479958

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2156

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 17

Start Page


  • 706

End Page


  • 723

Volume


  • 93

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • This paper examines, for the first time, the relationship between realization relations and the free energy principle in cognitive neuroscience. I argue, firstly, that the free energy principle has ramifications for the wide versus narrow realization distinction: if the free energy principle is correct, then organismic realizers are insufficient for realizing free energy minimization. I argue, secondly, that the free energy principle has implications for synchronic realization relations, because free energy minimization is realized in dynamical agent-environment couplings embedded at multiple time scales.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Kirchhoff, M. D. (2015). Species of realization and the free energy principle. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 93 (4), 706-723.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84946479958

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2156

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 17

Start Page


  • 706

End Page


  • 723

Volume


  • 93

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom