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dc.contributor.authorHohwy, Jakob
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-29T07:47:17Z
dc.date.available2017-05-29T09:47:17
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.urihttps://openscience.ub.uni-mainz.de/handle/20.500.12030/627-
dc.description.abstractThe notion that the brain is a prediction error minimizer entails, via the notion of Markov blankets and self-evidencing, a form of global scepticism – an inability to rule out evil demon scenarios. This type of scepticism is viewed by some as a sign of a fatally flawed conception of mind and cognition. Here I discuss whether this scepticism is ameliorated by acknowledging the role of action in the most ambitious approach to prediction error minimization, namely under the free energy principle. I argue that the scepticism remains but that the role of action in the free energy principle constrains the demon’s work. This yields new insights about the free energy principle, epistemology, and the place of mind in nature.en_GB
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsin Copyrightde_DE
dc.rights.urihttps://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
dc.subject.ddc100 Philosophiede_DE
dc.subject.ddc100 Philosophyen_GB
dc.titleHow to entrain your evil demonen_GB
dc.typeBuchbeitragde_DE
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:hebis:77-publ-566126
dc.identifier.doihttp://doi.org/10.25358/openscience-625-
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jgu.type.versionPublished versionen_GB
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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.titlePhilosophy and predictive processing
jgu.book.editorMetzinger, Thomas
jgu.pages.start26
jgu.pages.end40
jgu.publisher.year2017
jgu.publisher.nameMIND Group
jgu.publisher.placeFrankfurt am Main
jgu.publisher.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.15502/9783958573048
jgu.organisation.placeMainz-
jgu.subject.ddccode100
opus.date.accessioned2017-05-29T07:47:17Z
opus.date.modified2017-06-01T10:05:42Z
opus.date.available2017-05-29T09:47:17
opus.subject.dfgcode00-000
opus.organisation.stringFB 05: Philosophie und Philologie: Philosophisches Seminarde_DE
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opus.relation.ispartofcollectionPhilosophy and predictive processingde_DE
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