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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M. D. Benı, “An Algorithmic Metaphysics of Self-Patterns,” pp. 0–0, 2020, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: