Enough blanket metaphysics, time for data-driven heuristics

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 45:e206 (2022)
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Abstract

Bruineberg and colleagues criticisms' have been received but downplayed in the free energy principle (FEP) 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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Wiktor Rorot
University of Warsaw
Marcin Miłkowski
Polish Academy of Sciences

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