Aligning the free-energy principle with Peirce’s logic of science and economy of research

  title={Aligning the free-energy principle with Peirce’s logic of science and economy of research},
  author={Majid Davoody Beni and Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen},
  journal={European Journal for Philosophy of Science},
The paper proposes a way to naturalise Charles S. Peirce’s conception of the scientific method, which he specified in terms of abduction, deduction and induction. The focus is on the central issue of the economy of research in abduction and self-correction by error reduction in induction. We show how Peirce’s logic of science receives support from modern breakthroughs in computational neuroscience, and more specifically from Karl Friston’s statements of active inference and the Free Energy… 
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