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Scientific Realism about Friston blankets without Literalism

Kiverstein, Julian and Kirchhoff, Michael (2022) Scientific Realism about Friston blankets without Literalism. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Bruineberg and colleagues' critique of Friston blankets relies on what we call the “literalist fallacy”: the assumption that in order for Friston blankets to represent real boundaries, biological systems must literally possess or instantiate Markov blankets. We argue that it is important to distinguish a realist view of Friston blankets from the literalist view Bruineberg and colleagues critique.


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Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
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Kiverstein, Julianj.d.kiverstein@amsterdamumc.nl
Kirchhoff, Michaelkirchhof@uow.edu.au
Keywords: Free Energy Principle, Markov Blankets, Scientific Realism, Idealisation
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
General Issues > Explanation
General Issues > Models and Idealization
Specific Sciences > Neuroscience
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Depositing User: Dr Michael Kirchhoff
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2022 04:40
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2022 04:40
Item ID: 20092
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
General Issues > Explanation
General Issues > Models and Idealization
Specific Sciences > Neuroscience
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Date: 8 January 2022
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/20092

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