In theories as maps, theories as engines I touched upon the complex relationship between map and territory where “MAP(S) ARE THE TERRITORY BEING MAPPED”. A trivial version of this mapping is done all the time. It is theory of mind, the ability to attribute mental states — beliefs, intents, desires, pretending, knowledge, etc. — to […]Read more "Modelling map aggregation"
At some point all of science was together in something called “natural philosophy”. Francis Bacon was the first to attempt to partition the sciences. Nowadays disciplines are partitioned more or less neatly. (Cognitive Sciences being new is pretty haphazard.) And there is one big demarcation I wish to touch upon: between soft and hard sciences, […]Read more "Theories as cameras, theories as engines"