The origin of all reality

Abstract: The incommensurable strangeness of the origin forces us to create commensurables to dress this ultimate shamelessness. What separates the true from the imaginary? The ability to “listen to oneself think” tends to make us project thought out of reality. There is a ‘material’ world and another ‘virtual’ one, which each of us invents for … Read more

Information and consciousness

Abstract: I show how Surimposium, a theory of consciousness based on complexity, encompasses existing positions on information and consciousness, that of philosophers, physicalists, and new panconscious theories including Tononi’s integrated information. Three positions Three positions on information and consciousness:1) Classical philosophical: information is relative to a conscious observer (Searle).2) Classical materialist: information exists in itself, … Read more

Does the Chinese Chamber still have an interest today?

John Searle’s goal in 1980, in designing this thought experiment, was to denigrate the possibility of understanding and consciousness in an artificial intelligence. Searle imagines himself locked in a room with a catalogue of rules for answering sentences in Chinese, a language he does not know. With these syntactic rules he can answer in Chinese. … Read more

The mirage of the computational mind

Natural/artificial neurons in tandem Neuroscientists are currently very busy refining neural/mental correlations. They are helped in this by analogies with artificial neural networks, especially SSL Self-Supervised Learning. It is very easy today to record the activity of hundreds of thousands of natural neurons in response to images or spoken stories. Activation sequences are obtained. If … Read more

Summary of the Universal Philosophical Method

I explained earlier the genesis of a Universal Philosophical Method (UniPhiM). Long and difficult article. It is worth extracting the main practical elements of the method, and their justification: –A framework: the complex dimension. Includes material and virtual in a staggering of information levels.-What is watching? Definition of an observer, obligatorily registered at a level … Read more

A universal philosophy

Abstract: I construct a universal philosophical method starting from the act of knowing, through different binarisms: known/unknown, self/non-self —the interaction, within the mind, between representations of the self and the real; the former diverge from other self(s), the latter converge. How to fit all this into a single reality, especially with an inaccessible reality per … Read more

How to Really Solve the Mind-Body Problem (9)

Abstract: The solution of the mind-body problem can be summarized as follows: Since the scientific/physicalist representation cannot explain the phenomenon of consciousness, and the spiritualist/phenomenological representation cannot explain the neural correlates of consciousness, it is necessary to find a new dimension that includes both looks. This is the complex dimension, of which only the metaprinciple … Read more

How to Really Solve the Mind-Body Problem (8)

Abstract: Let’s walk through the hustle and bustle of difficult questions about consciousness. Guided tour by the Stratium theory, before the final conclusion in the next article:-Can we incorporate consciousness into science?-Qualia or the switch from quantitative to qualitative-The graduated transition from reactive to enactive-The bias of the level that evaluates consciousness-Consciousness as a phenomenon-Transformation … Read more

How to Really Solve the Mind-Body Problem (7)

Abstract: Stratium is a theory based on the complex dimension of the brain. This includes on the one hand the horizontal complexion of neural groups processing signals of the same qualitative nature, on the other hand the vertical complexion of a new group overlapping the previous ones to synthesize a new qualitative symbolism. The conscious … Read more

How to Really Solve the Mind-Body Problem (6)

Abstract: Artificial neural networks construct a hierarchy of information. That digital circuits can experience their own complexity seems beyond the reach of our current paradigms. However, I show that above all they are programmed to avoid such autonomy and that the depth of information reached is minuscule compared to the brain. The example of the … Read more