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Thermodynamics and Cognition: Towards a Lawful Explanation of the Mind

@article{Moralez2016ThermodynamicsAC,
  title={Thermodynamics and Cognition: Towards a Lawful Explanation of the Mind},
  author={Larry Moralez and Luis H. Favela},
  journal={Cognitive Science},
  year={2016}
}
An argument is developed to show that explanations of biological and physical systems can be unified via the second law of thermodynamics (SLT). The SLT’s influence on the evolutionary history of life at the scale of the global Earth system justifies reunifying phenomena—i.e., mind and matter—whose separation dates back to Modern Western philosophy and still influences contemporary scientific investigations. From this perspective it appears that the necessity of ever-increasing entropy in… Expand
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