Volume 9 · Number 2 · Pages 213–215
Aligning Homeostatic and Heterostatic Perspectives

Patrick M. Pilarski

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Open peer commentary on the article “Subsystem Formation Driven by Double Contingency” by Bernd Porr & Paolo Di Prodi. Upshot: There is merit to the continuous-signal-space homeostatic viewpoint on subsystem formation presented by Bernd Porr and Paolo Di Prodi; many of their ideas also align well with a heterostatic constructivist perspective, and specifically developments in the field of reinforcement learning. This commentary therefore aims to identify and clarify some of the linkages made by the authors, and highlight ways in which these interdisciplinary connections may be leveraged to enable future progress.


Pilarski P. M. (2014) Aligning homeostatic and heterostatic perspectives. Constructivist Foundations 9(2): 213–215. http://constructivist.info/9/2/213

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