On Intrinsic Information Content of the Physical Mind in Quantized Space: Against Externalism

Roman Richard, Poznanski and Lleuvelyn Areglado, Cacha and Ahmad Zubaidi, A.latif and Tengku Mohammad Ariff, Raja Hussin (2018) On Intrinsic Information Content of the Physical Mind in Quantized Space: Against Externalism. Axiomathes, 25 (79). pp. 1-11. ISSN 1122-1151

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If the physical mind is located in quantized space of the brain then how does the physical mind become the self? This remains an unresolved problem. It can be restated as how mental representations or mental states get their informational contents, and of doing so in terms of the natural functions brain states have? We call these natural brain functions not teleosemantic functions, but rather teleologi-cal functions. This is because teleosemantics portrays mental representations which must have informational contents that track "operational explanations of cognitive capacities" while teleological functions (or "teleofunctions") do not as they are hid-den in quantized space, suggesting that mind is physical. Specifically teleonomic capacities have been built into us by natural selection, which naturally leads to a teleogical notion of function. Our claim is that teleofunctionality as unification of mental states has natural functions that carry intrinsic dispositions that may be broadly defined as 'subjectivity' or intrinsic information content of mental states. Mental states have intrinsic dispositions to change their functions, producing cone-spondences to the world that includes further layers of subtlety hidden in quantized space. How does intrinsic information self-replicate content in cases of mental mis-representation? The putative special virtue of teleosemantics and its ability to give a theory of error through 'uncertainty' is discussed based on a teleological functional-ist epistemology.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mental states • Teleosemantics • Teleological functions • Teleonomic emergence • Physical mind • Subjectivity • Nonreductive physicalism • Dialectical materialism
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Depositing User: Rafidah M.Saaid
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2022 06:47
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2022 06:47
URI: http://eprints.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/5845

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