Classically, philosophical considerations regarding mind and its relation to body were rarely described mathematically, and when they were, these descriptions were not in agreement with current physical knowledge. However, we have found that philosophical accounts on these topics — including contemporary, computational theories of mind and brain — can be thought of as mathematical in the sense of functional dependencies between objects, which can be mathematically formalized.
To this end, we have devised a simple mathematical framework called mappism. Apart from presenting mappism, in our talk we will discuss how computer science and artificial life simulations can help address questions regarding the nature of our minds.
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