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Using Logic to Evolve More Logic: Composing Logical Operators via Self-Assembly

LaCroix, Travis (2019) Using Logic to Evolve More Logic: Composing Logical Operators via Self-Assembly. The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. ISSN 1464-3537

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Abstract

I consider how complex logical operations might self-assemble in a signalling-game context via composition of simpler underlying dispositions. On the one hand, agents may take advantage of pre-evolved dispositions; on the other hand, they may co-evolve dispositions as they simultaneously learn to combine them to display more complex behaviour. In either case, the evolution of complex logical operations can be more efficient than evolving such capacities from scratch. Showing how complex phenomena like these might evolve provides an additional path to the possibility of evolving more or less rich notions of compositionality. This helps provide another facet of the evolutionary story of how sufficiently rich, human-level cognitive or linguistic capacities may arise from simpler precursors.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
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CreatorsEmailORCID
LaCroix, Travistlacroix@uci.edu0000-0002-1724-3434
Keywords: Signalling Games; Logical Operations; Modular Composition; Self-Assembly; Self-Assembling Games; Reinforcement Learning
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
General Issues > Game Theory
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Learning and Memory
Depositing User: Dr. Travis LaCroix
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2019 00:14
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2019 00:14
Item ID: 16658
Journal or Publication Title: The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
Publisher: Oxford University Press
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1093/bjps/axz049
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
General Issues > Game Theory
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Learning and Memory
Date: November 2019
ISSN: 1464-3537
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/16658

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