Just some quick thoughts about the following:
Given the following:
[x, y, z, ...] of propositions or sets of propositions (theories).
x in the above where they are known beforehand. This helps calculate something like the most optimal utility selection (rational choice).
S (that have the most models in
Here we arrive at a totally defined probability space afterward through a simple calculation of the number of satisfying models.
Perhaps something like the unity of conscious experience derives from selecting:
A lingering question in the philosophy of mind concerns whether or not mental states themselves have independent "casual" (or something ontologically weaker or less offending - there are clearly some kinds of temporal sequences governed by mechanical processes in physics) power - can a thought trigger further brain processing or is it all just brain states?
I doubt the above would account for every single brain or mental event, but if mental states have some (perhaps very limited) "casual" power (or something ontologically weaker or less ontological odious) perhaps it might explain (or just describe) the scenario of a deliberate weight assignment to events. Perhaps, being part of the "mechanics" of reflective equilibrium (which I take to be one of the best operationalizations of 'wisdom' - the closest to a scientific description of the concept of 'wisdom').
If something like the above is true as a technique or description of some mental process, I wonder if there'd be a biological basis for it. (We began from a slightly mentalistic approach but may end up taking a thoroughly biological/neuronal route.)
It's well-known that different so-called "brain modules" (and brain cell kinds) specialize in handling certain tasks: mirror neurons, prefrontal cortex, limbic system, etc. Suppose there's a part of the brain that helps integrate deeply fragmented information.
Would that help to provide (in part or whole) a (truly) mechanistic and biological basis for wisdom?
Also, the direct relationship between thoughts (expressed as or by propositions) and the brain is not yet quite known. Neurologists have partially identified where memories, emotions, and words reside but nothing like the content of a complex proposition (or a complete theory).