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dc.contributor.authorSeth, Anil K.
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-08T11:35:21Z
dc.date.available2016-11-08T12:35:21
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttps://openscience.ub.uni-mainz.de/handle/20.500.12030/430-
dc.description.abstractResponding to Wanja Wiese’s incisive commentary, I first develop the analogy between predictive processing and scientific discovery. Active inference in the Bayesian brain turns out to be well characterized by abduction (inference to the best explanation), rather than by deduction or induction. Furthermore, the emphasis on control highlighted by cybernetics suggests that active inference can be a process of “inference to the best prediction”, leading to a distinction between “epistemic” and “instrumental” active inference. Secondly, on the relationship between perceptual presence and objecthood, I recognize a distinction between the “world revealing” presence of phenomenological objecthood, and the experience of “absence of presence” or “phenomenal unreality”. Here I propose that world-revealing presence (objecthood) depends on counterfactually rich predictive models that are necessarily hierarchically deep, whereas phenomenal unreality arises when active inference fails to unmix causes “in the world” from those that depend on the perceiver. Finally, I return to control-oriented active inference in the setting of interoception, where cybernetics and predictive processing are most closely connected.en_GB
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsin Copyrightde_DE
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dc.subject.ddc100 Philosophiede_DE
dc.subject.ddc100 Philosophyen_EN
dc.titleInference to the best prediction : a reply to Wanja Wieseen_GB
dc.typeBuchbeitragde_DE
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:hebis:77-publ-551171
dc.identifier.doihttp://doi.org/10.25358/openscience-428-
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jgu.type.versionPublished versionen_EN
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jgu.organisation.departmentFB 05 Philosophie und Philologie-
jgu.organisation.number7920-
jgu.organisation.nameJohannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz-
jgu.rights.accessrightsopenAccess-
jgu.book.titleOpen MIND
jgu.book.editorMetzinger, Thomas
jgu.pages.alternativeKap. 35(R)
jgu.publisher.year2015
jgu.publisher.nameMIND Group
jgu.publisher.placeFrankfurt am Main
jgu.publisher.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.15502/9783958570986
jgu.organisation.placeMainz-
jgu.subject.ddccode100
opus.date.accessioned2016-11-08T11:35:21Z
opus.date.modified2016-11-08T11:38:32Z
opus.date.available2016-11-08T12:35:21
opus.subject.dfgcode04-206
opus.organisation.stringFB 05: Philosophie und Philologie: Philosophisches Seminarde_DE
opus.identifier.opusid55117
opus.relation.ispartofcollectionOpen Mindde_DE
opus.institute.number0508
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