How to Knit Your Own Markov Blanket : Resisting the Second Law with Metamorphic Minds

@inproceedings{Clark2017HowTK,
  title={How to Knit Your Own Markov Blanket : Resisting the Second Law with Metamorphic Minds},
  author={Andy Clark},
  year={2017}
}
Howhy (2016, this volume) argues there is a tension between the free energy principle and leading depictions of mind as embodied, enactive, and extended (so-called ‘EEE cognition’). The tension is traced to the importance, in free energy formulations, of a conception of mind and agency that depends upon the presence of a ‘Markov blanket’ demarcating the agent from the surrounding world. In what follows I show that the Markov blanket considerations do not, in fact, lead to the kinds of tension… CONTINUE READING
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