The Chaitin Interview IV: Knowability and Unknowability
What does it mean for something to be unknowable? Is creativity non-computable? Do all things have a level of consciousness? Jump into today’s podcast, where Robert J. Marks continues his discussion with Gregory Chaitin about mathematical theory and philosophy.
- 00:23 | Introducing Gregory Chaitin
- 00:40 | What is unknowability?
- 06:07 | Does non-computable mean unknowable?
- 09:43 | A simple explanation
- 21:34 | Is creativity non-computable?
- 25:55 | Defining creativity
- 28:19 | Panpsychism
- Gregory Chaitin’s Website
- The Unknowable by Gregory Chaitin
- Unravelling Complexity: The Life and Work of Gregory Chaitin, edited by Shyam Wuppuluri and Francisco Antonio Doria
- Paul Erdős, Hungarian mathematician
- Chaitin’s Constant
- Jack Schwartz, American mathematician
- Roger Penrose, British mathematician and Nobel Prize winner
- The Emperor’s New Mind by Roger Penrose
- Shadows of the Mind by Roger Penrose
- Stephen Hawking, British theoretical physicist
- Selmer Bringsjord, engineer and computer scientist
- The Lovelace Test, a discussion between Robert J. Marks and Selmer Bringsjord at Mind Matters
- Giulio Tononi, neuroscientist and psychiatrist
- Christof Koch, German-American neuroscientist
- David J. Chalmers, philosopher and cognitive scientist
- The Conscious Mind by David J. Chalmers
- Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz’s monads
- “Consciousness and Information, Classical Quantum or Algorithmic?” by Gregory Chaitin
- Bit Bang. La nascita della filosofia digitale by Giuseppe O. Longo (translation: Bit Bang: The birth of digital philosophy)
(Portions of this transcript have been altered to clarify the content).