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    Computational Enactivism Under the Free Energy Principle.Tomasz Korbak - 2019 - Synthese 198 (3):2743-2763.
    In this paper, I argue that enactivism and computationalism—two seemingly incompatible research traditions in modern cognitive science—can be fruitfully reconciled under the framework of the free energy principle. FEP holds that cognitive systems encode generative models of their niches and cognition can be understood in terms of minimizing the free energy of these models. There are two philosophical interpretations of this picture. A computationalist will argue that as FEP claims that Bayesian inference underpins both perception and action, it entails a (...)
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    Scaffolded Minds And The Evolution Of Content In Signaling Pathways.Tomasz Korbak - 2015 - Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric 41 (1):89-103.
    Hutto and Myin famously argue that basic minds are not contentful and content exists only as far as it is scaffolded with social and linguistic practices. This view, however, rests on a troublesome distinction between basic and scaffolded minds. Since Hutto and Myin have to account for language purely in terms of joint action guidance, there is no reason why simpler communication systems, such as cellular signaling pathways, should not give rise to scaffolded content as well. This conclusion remains valid (...)
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    Enough Blanket Metaphysics, Time for Data-Driven Heuristics.Wiktor Rorot, Tomasz Korbak, Piotr Litwin & Marcin Miłkowski - 2022 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 45.
    Bruineberg and colleagues criticisms' have been received but downplayed in the free energy principle literature. We strengthen their points, arguing that Friston blanket discovery, even if tractable, requires a full formal description of the system of interest at the outset. Hence, blanket metaphysics is futile, and we postulate that researchers should turn back to heuristic uses of Pearl blankets.
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    A Continuity of Markov Blanket Interpretations Under the Free-Energy Principle.Anil Seth, Tomasz Korbak & Alexander Tschantz - 2022 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 45.
    Bruineberg and colleagues helpfully distinguish between instrumental and ontological interpretations of Markov blankets, exposing the dangers of using the former to make claims about the latter. However, proposing a sharp distinction neglects the value of recognising a continuum spanning from instrumental to ontological. This value extends to the related distinction between “being” and “having” a model.
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    Interaction History as a Source of Compositionality in Emergent Communication.Tomasz Korbak, Julian Zubek, Łukasz Kuciński, Piotr Miłoś & Joanna Rączaszek-Leonardi - 2021 - Interaction Studies 22 (2):212-243.
    In this paper, we explore interaction history as a particular source of pressure for achieving emergent compositional communication in multi-agent systems. We propose a training regime implementing template transfer, the idea of carrying over learned biases across contexts. In the presented method, a sender-receiver dyad is first trained with a disentangled pair of objectives, and then the receiver is transferred to train a new sender with a standard objective. Unlike other methods, the template transfer approach does not require imposing inductive (...)
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  6. Radykalny enaktywizm a konserwatywna kognitywistyka Recenzja z: Daniel D. Hutto, Erik Myin, Radicalizing Enactivism: Basic Minds without Content, Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press 2013. [REVIEW]Tomasz Korbak - 2015 - Analiza I Egzystencja 29:123-134.
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