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  • (see naturalist agency. But where Landian Accelerationism is basically about the inevitablity of Gnon and preaches surrender to it (that's how it eventually merged with neoreaction); Scott still believes we can somehow escape
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naturalist agency

18 Feb 2021 09:05 - 01 Jan 2022 07:48

    • Naturalist theories of agency deny any overarching purpose to the universe; but acknowledge the obvious and undeniable fact that local purposfulness is everywhere.
    • How does this work? The naturalist is answer is something like:
      • Natural selection; which bootstraps purpose out of a non-purposeful process of random mutation and differential rates of reproduction.
      • Goal-seeking behavior as a particular evolved mechanisms, eg chemotaxis
      • Goal-seeking that involves something like representation of the world or possible world-states (mapping, planning)
      • More complex reasoning abilities, language, reflection.
    • These all seem like plausible evolutionary or computational mechanisms, details TBD.