Cognition, the implicate order and rainforest realism

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, FHKT 2010-2017 en Pylkkänen, Paavo 2012-11-02T08:10:02Z 2012-11-02T08:10:02Z 2012-06
dc.identifier.citation Pylkkänen , P 2012 , ' Cognition, the implicate order and rainforest realism ' Futura , vol 31 , no. 2/2012 , pp. 74-83 . en
dc.identifier.issn 0785-5494
dc.identifier.other PURE: 23570158
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dc.description.abstract It is my proposal that future cognitive science needs to be developed in the context of a general scientific world-view that is based upon contemporary physics. It is within such a general world-view that the special sciences studying the mind (psychology, AI, neuroscience etc.) need to find their proper place, and will hopefully find new avenues for progress when doing so. One research programme that has attempted to articulate such a new world-view is due to the physicists David Bohm and Basil Hiley. They have developed both a general “implicate order” framework as well as a more specific “ontological interpretation” of quantum theory. Both schemes involve radically new ideas and concepts, which also promise to open up new possibilities for understanding the place of cognition and consciousness in nature. Within philosophy, a particularly intense attempt to develop a new world-view based on contemporary physics has recently been made by James Ladyman and Don Ross. In this article I will briefly describe some key features of these research programmes and sketch tentatively how they might change our picture of cognition in the future. en
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject 611 Philosophy en
dc.subject mental causation, consciousness, phenomenal structure, quantum mind, implicate order, active information, soma-significance, structural realism, rainforest realism, Bohm, Hiley, Ladyman, Ross en
dc.title Cognition, the implicate order and rainforest realism en
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