Philosophical Psychology 5 (2):183-97 (1992)

Gordon Globus
University of California at Irvine
A possible relation between Derrida's deconstruction of metaphysics and connectionism is explored by considering diffeacuterance in neural nets terms. First diffeacuterance, as the crossing of Saussurian difference and Freudian deferral, is modeled and then the fuller 'sheaf of diffeacuterance is taken up. The metaphysically conceived brain has two versions: in the traditional computational version the brain processes information like a computer and in the connectionist version the brain computes input vector to output vector transformations non-symbolically. The 'deconstructed brain' neither processes information nor computes functions but is spontaneously economical.
Keywords Brain  Connectionism  Differance  Science  Derrida, J
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