An Algorithmic Metaphysics of Self-Patterns


BENI M. D.

FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY, cilt.11, 2020 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.607917
  • Dergi Adı: FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY

Özet

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.