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Hualin International Journal of Buddhist Studies 3.2 (2020): 1–26; https://dx.doi.org/10.15239/hijbs.03.02.01
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Buddhism and Technology, and Epigraphy)

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Enaction, Convolution and Conceptualism: An AI-Based Exploration of Dharmakīrti’s Perception and Conception

Justin BRODY
Franklin and Marshall College
jbrody2@fandm.edu

Abstract: This paper attempts to give a preliminary account of concept formation that employs ideas from artificial intelligence to naturalize certain points of Dharmakīrti’s philosophy. It argues for a form of conceptualism that employs enactive cognition and neural networks to ground a conceptualist understanding of concepts which are imputed on the basis of an agent’s interaction with its environment.

Keywords: Dharmakīrti, artificial intelligence, enaction

 

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