# One person's modus ponens…: Comment on "The Markov blanket trick: On the scope of the free energy principle and active inference" by Raja and colleagues (2021).

@article{Ramstead2022OnePM, title={One person's modus ponens…: Comment on "The Markov blanket trick: On the scope of the free energy principle and active inference" by Raja and colleagues (2021).}, author={Maxwell James D. Ramstead}, journal={Physics of life reviews}, year={2022}, volume={43}, pages={ 305-307 } }

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The aim of this paper is to introduce a field of study that has emerged over the last decade called Bayesian mechanics, comprising tools that enable us to model systems endowed with a particular partition, and to examine a duality between the free energy principle and the constrained maximum entropy principle.

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The main contribution is to examine the implications of Markov blankets for self-organisation to nonequilibrium steady-state and recover an information geometry and accompanying free energy principle that allows one to interpret the internal states of something as representing or making inferences about its external states.

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A simple case of Bayesian mechanics under the free energy principle is formulated in axiomatic terms, providing a related, but alternative, formalism to those driven purely by descriptions of random dynamical systems, and taking a further step towards a comprehensive statement of the physics of self-organisation in formal mathematical language.

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This treatment of random dynamical systems considers the existence—and identification— of conditional independencies at nonequilibrium steady-state, and shows how Markov blankets can be identified to characterise the coupling between internal and external states in terms of a generalised synchrony or synchronisation of chaos.

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Treatment of the predictive aspect of statistical mechanics as a form of statistical inference is extended to the density-matrix formalism and applied to a discussion of the relation between…