Bounded-resource models of the agent characterize human rationality as falling between nothing and perfection. The apercu motivating the rationality critiques is conveyed by the realization that standard idealizations entail some deductive omniscience - for instance, triviality of portions of the deductive sciences. This insight in turn indicates that NP-completeness is of parallel interest: computational intractability of a cosmos-consuming scale is a practical counterpart to traditional absolute uncomputability - another layer of impossibility for the idealizations. For instance, the classical paradoxes of semantics e. Three disparate fields thereby converge: a computational complexity theory, b empirical psychology of quick and dirty heuristics, c philosophical theory of bounded-resource rationality.
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Yozshulkis This article has no associated abstract. The Cherniak laboratory has therefore been gauging how well wiring-optimization ideas from computer microchip design apply to brain structure. Wiring minimization can be detected at multiple levels e. Brian Kim — — Synthese In addition, finer-scale somatotopic mappings seem to occur on individual autosomal chromosomes. Find it on Scholar. The Normative Significance of Preference Reversals.
Christopher Cherniak As sketched above, for decades, wiring optimization in the brain has been reported that begins to approach some of the most precisely confirmed predictions in neuroscience. The apercu motivating the rationality critiques is conveyed by the realization that standard idealizations entail some deductive omniscience — for instance, triviality of portions of the deductive sciences.
Minimal Rationality by Christopher Cherniak. A first strategy is to use a simpler connection cost measure, conformance of a cortex layout to a wire-saving Adjacency Heuristic: Given a set of interconnected components, what rationaoity the positionings of the components that minimize total connection costs e. Books by Christopher Cherniak. Heathyr added it Mar 06, Science Logic and Mathematics. Neural wiring minimization is chernjak course valuable, but why should it seem to have such a high priority — sometimes apparently near-maximal?
Hooker — — Synthese 99 2: In fact, the actual here is the ideal, in that the actual layout turns out to require the minimum total wirelength,  a predictive success story. Christopher Cherniak, Minimal Rationality — PhilPapers An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 19 Brown — — British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 41 3: If a complete system is in fact perfectly optimized, then the smaller the subset of it evaluated by itself, the poorer the optimization tends to appear.
This entry has no external links. The Size Law applies well to each of the above cortex systems, as well as elsewhere e. Ben marked it as to-read Sep 02, An additional issue concerns how the intentional level of mind meshes with the hardware level of brain.
Want to Read saving…. Three disparate fields thereby converge: This research program proceeds from a holistic rather than compartmentalized perspective, where philosophy and science are distinct but inextricably interconnected. For example, a statistically significant supra-chromosomal homunculus — a global representation of the human body — appears to extend over the entire genome in the nucleus. However, such problems are NP-complete; exact solutions generally appear to entail bruteforce searches, with exponentially exploding costs.
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