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Markov blankets and the preformationist assumption

Dengsø, Mads and Robertson, Ian and Constant, Axel (2022) Markov blankets and the preformationist assumption. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Bruineberg and colleagues argue that a realist interpretation of Markov blankets inadvertently relies upon unfounded assumptions. However, insofar as their diagnosis is accurate, their prescribed instrumentalism may ultimately prove insufficient as a complete remedy. Drawing upon a process-based perspective on living systems, we suggest a potential way to avoid some of the assumptions behind problems described by Bruineberg and colleagues.


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Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Dengsø, Madsmadsdengsoe@gmail.com
Robertson, Ianianrob@uow.edu.au
Constant, Axelaxel.constant.pruvost@gmail.com0000-0002-1547-8803
Keywords: Free energy principle, Markov blankets, preformationism, process-based biology
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
General Issues > Models and Idealization
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Depositing User: Mr. Mads Dengsø
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2022 02:13
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2022 02:13
Item ID: 20167
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
General Issues > Models and Idealization
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Date: 2022
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/20167

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