An Algorithmic Metaphysics of Self-Patterns

Benı, Majıd Davoody
The paper draws on an algorithmic criterion to demonstrate that the self (as initially described in Shaun Gallagher's a pattern theory of self) is a composite, scattered, and patterned object. It also addresses the question of extendedness of the self-pattern. Based on the criteria drawn from algorithmic complexity, I argue that although the self-pattern possesses a genuinely extended aspect (and in this sense, the self-pattern is minimally extended) the self-pattern and its environment do not constitute a genuine composite object.


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Bugay, Asli; Delevi, Rakel; Mullet, Etienne (Editorial Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, 2019-01-01)
The present study was aimed at showing that by conjointly using two techniques that are rarely used in combination - regression analysis and functional measurement, it may be possible to rigorously tests models of combination of factors using data obtained in traditional multi-item/multi-scale surveys. The data used for this demonstration were taken from a large survey (N = 3,235) of Turkish students' attitude to women (ATW). As it included 12 types of predictors (e.g., age, geographic location, score on co...
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Self-organization in the development of social cognition: Symmetry breaking and the relational-models framework
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Alan Page Fiske has made a strong empirical case that social cognition is structured by four elementary mental schemata, the "relational models". Fiske argues that the four models are innate, and he thus concludes that they are encoded in the genome. But work on self-organization suggests that biological structures can be innate without being genetically encoded. Plausibly, the four models result from principles of self-organization, specifically a sequence of symmetry-breaking bifurcations. The evidence fo...
A generic identification theorem for groups of finite Morley rank
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M. D. Benı, “An Algorithmic Metaphysics of Self-Patterns,” FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY, pp. 0–0, 2020, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: