Dear Koichiro and colleagues, The ancient Greeks had several notions of time. The main point for our discussion seems to me the distinction between historical time and event time. Trajectories, for example, can be formed in historical time by series of relations; trajectories are observable.
Hi Christophe, I completely agree that there is an important distinction between the communication between attached beams and the semantic communication between agents. Like you, I have long been interested in the evolution of biological signaling systems. My dissertation research included
Dear Soren, Thanks for your comments. Interpretation and agency are indeed key items. An approach based on internal constraint saisfactiont allows to address them together, with autonomy also. In a few words: An agent is an entity submitted to internal constraints and capable of actions for the