AN AUTONOMOUS AGENT IS A DYNAMICAL SYSTEM ORGANIZED TO BE CAPABLE OF INITIATING PHYSICAL WORK TO FURTHER PRESERVE THIS SAME CAPACITY IN THE CONTEXT OF INCESSANT EXTRINSIC AND/OR INTRINSIC TENDENCIES FOR THIS SYSTEM CAPACITY TO DEGRADE.
THIS ENTAILS A CAPACITY TO ORGANIZE WORK THAT IS SPECIFICALLY CONTRAGRADE TO THE FORM OF THIS DEGRADATIONAL INFLUENCE, AND THUS ENTAILS A CAPACITY TO BE INFORMED BY THE EFFECTS OF THAT INFLUENCE WITH RESPECT TO THE AGENT’S CRITICAL ORGANIZATIONAL CONSTRAINTS. On Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 6:00 PM, Koichiro Matsuno <cxq02...@nifty.com> wrote: > On 19 Oct 2017 at 6:42 AM, Alex Hankey wrote: > > > > the actual subject has to be non-reducible and fundamental to our universe. > > > > This view is also supported by Conway-Kochen’s free will theorem > (2006). If (a big IF, surely) we admit that our fellows can freely exercise > their free will, it must be impossible to imagine that the atoms and > molecules lack their share of the similar capacity. For our bodies > eventually consist of those atoms and molecules. > > > > Moreover, the exercise of free will on the part of the constituent > atoms and molecules could come to implement the centripetality of Bob > Ulanowicz at long last under the guise of chemical affinity unless the case > would have to forcibly be dismissed. > > > > This has been my second post this week. > > > > Koichiro Matsuno > > > > > > > > *From:* Fis [mailto:fis-boun...@listas.unizar.es] *On Behalf Of *Alex > Hankey > *Sent:* Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:42 AM > *To:* Arthur Wist <arthur.w...@gmail.com>; FIS Webinar < > Fis@listas.unizar.es> > *Subject:* Re: [Fis] What is “Agent”? > > > > David Chalmers's analysis made it clear that if agents exist, then they > are as fundamental to the universe as electrons or gravitational mass. > > > > Certain kinds of physiological structure support 'agents' - those > emphasized by complexity biology. But the actual subject has to be > non-reducible and fundamental to our universe. > > > > Alex > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Fis mailing list > Fis@listas.unizar.es > http://listas.unizar.es/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/fis > > -- Professor Terrence W. Deacon University of California, Berkeley
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