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Formal Systems and Creative Systems

Each formal system, be it an algorithm, a formal theory made up of axioms and rules of inference, a formal grammar describing a set of strings of characters, or whatever kind of formalism, is a finite length text, so it contains only a finite amount of information. So even if a very large, infinite or … Continue reading

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Surprise

Surprise can be viewed as a basic component of human existence[1]. Reality always has more properties than our knowledge about it predicts. Our knowledge can be viewed as consisting of limited sets of knowledge covering limited parts of reality (see Analytical Spaces). Each of these sets of knowledge is incomplete. Taken together they are always incomplete … Continue reading

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Dividing the Stream of Perceptions

Originally posted on Creativistic Philosophy:
Roughly speaking, we might think of the process of our perception as dividing our perceptions into several parts or “fractions”. Since the processing capacity of our brain is limited, some part of the information is overlooked or ignored because of information overload. Our perception applies knowledge to the perceptive stream.…