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posted 21. May 2007 11:08
Objects of Thought, Thoughts of Objects?
From object-orientation to Process Physics
by Jeroen B.J. van Dijk
Abstract: To resolve the current impasse between realistic and anti-realistic thought, I‘d like to explore their latent neurocognitive origin. Since our brain’s self-referential neurocognitive mechanisms generate neural and mental patterns that ultimately pose as object-oriented units, they predetermine our mental modelling of reality, thus usually making us firmly believe that reality is ultimately object-based. This firm belief is the actual instigator of the strict, but imaginary boundary between physical and mental reality. By discussing self-organizing selectionist threshold models of complex systems, I will illustrate an alternative for the traditional object-oriented realistic and antirealistic schemes: process-oriented reflexive monism, which facilitates a framework for consciousness based on complexity science and is compatible with the recently developed pioneering paradigm of Process Physics. Moreover, an evolutionary account of an autopoietic (i.e., self-creating) natural universe is presented which is fully compatible with the pioneering paradigm of Process Physics.
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