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(Mis)computation in Computational Psychiatry

Colombo, Matteo (2020) (Mis)computation in Computational Psychiatry. [Preprint]

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Abstract

An adequate explication of miscomputation should do justice to relevant practices in the computational sciences. While philosophers of computation have neglected scientific practices outside computer science, here I focus on computational psychiatry. I argue that computational psychiatrists use a concept of miscomputation in their explanations, and that this concept should be explicated as interest-relative and perspectival, alt-hough non-arbitrary, relatively clear-cut, experimentally evaluable, and instrumentally useful. To the extent my argument is convincing, we should reconsider the general adequacy of the mechanistic view of computation for illuminating relevant methodological and explanatory practices in the computational sciences.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Colombo, Matteom.colombo@uvt.nl
Keywords: miscomputation; computational psychiatry; aberrant prediction error; aberrant precision; malfunction; representation
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Computation
General Issues > Explanation
Specific Sciences > Medicine > Psychiatry
Depositing User: Dr. Matteo Colombo
Date Deposited: 12 May 2020 02:53
Last Modified: 12 May 2020 02:53
Item ID: 17172
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Computation
General Issues > Explanation
Specific Sciences > Medicine > Psychiatry
Date: 30 May 2020
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/17172

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