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Authors: Hohwy, Jakob
Title: The diversity of Bayesian explanation : a reply to Dominic L. Harkness
Online publication date: 29-Nov-2016
Language: english
Abstract: My claim is that, if we understand the function of the brain in terms of the free energy principle, then the brain can explain the mind. Harkness discusses some objections to this claim, and proposes a cautious way of solidifying the explanatory potential of the free energy principle. In this response, I sketch a wide, diverse, and yet pleasingly Bayesian conception of scientific explanation. According to this conception, the free energy principle is already richly explanatory.
DDC: 100 Philosophie
100 Philosophy
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Department: FB 05 Philosophie und Philologie
Place: Mainz
URN: urn:nbn:de:hebis:77-publ-553008
Version: Published version
Publication type: Buchbeitrag
License: in Copyright
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Citation: Open MIND
Metzinger, Thomas
Pages or article number: Kap. 19(R)
Publisher: MIND Group
Publisher place: Frankfurt am Main
Issue date: 2015
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Publisher DOI: 10.15502/9783958570870
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