Constraining the Compression: Thermodynamic Depth and Composition

This paper examines Bird's account of restricted compositionality in terms of compression of information. Additionally, this paper proposes an alternative perspective (to Bird's) that links compositionality to the Free Energy Principle and the minimisation of collective entropy. Emphasising functional integration, this criterion provides a more focused and relatively more objective (patternist) account of composition.
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M. Davoody Benı, “Constraining the Compression: Thermodynamic Depth and Composition,” PHILOSOPHICAL QUARTERLY, pp. 0–0, 2024, Accessed: 00, 2024. [Online]. Available: