By Ben Goertzel
This publication summarizes a community of interrelated principles which i've got built, on and off, over the last 8 or ten years. The underlying topic is the mental interaction of order and chaos. Or, to place it differently, the interaction of deduction and induction. i'm going to attempt to clarify the connection among logical, orderly, unsleeping, rule-following cause and fluid, self organizing, habit-governed, subconscious, chaos-infused instinct. My earlier books, The constitution of Intelligence and The Evolving brain, in short touched in this courting. yet those books have been basically fascinated with different issues: SI with developing a proper language for discussing mentality and its mechanization, and EM with exploring the function of evolution in idea. They danced round the edges of the order/chaos challenge, with out ever totally moving into it. My objective in scripting this booklet was once to head on to the center of psychological technique, "where angels worry to tread" -- to take on all of the sticky matters which it really is thought of prudent to prevent: the character of recognition, the relation among brain and truth, the justification of trust platforms, the relationship among creativity and psychological illness,.... All of those concerns are handled the following in a simple and unified method, utilizing a mixture of strategies from my prior paintings with rules from chaos concept and complicated platforms technology.
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