Artificial Life Needs a Real Epistemology

@inproceedings{Pattee1995ArtificialLN,
  title={Artificial Life Needs a Real Epistemology},
  author={Howard H. Pattee},
  booktitle={ECAL},
  year={1995}
}
Foundational controversies in artificial life and artificial intelligence arise from lack of decidable criteria for defining the epistemic cuts that separate knowledge of reality from reality itself, e.g., description from construction, simulation from realization, mind from brain. Selective evolution began with a description-construction cut, i.e., the genetically coded synthesis of proteins. The highly evolved cognitive epistemology of physics requires an epistemic cut between reversible… CONTINUE READING
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