FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY, vol.11, 2020 (SSCI)
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FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY
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coupling, constitution, composition, compressibility, free energy principle, self-pattern, FREE-ENERGY PRINCIPLE, COGNITION
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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.