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The Autotelic Principle [chapter]

Luc Steels
2004 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This new, 'autotelic', principle proposes that agents can become self-motivated if their target is to balance challenges and skills.  ...  The dominant motivational paradigm in embodied AI so far is based on the classical behaviorist approach of reward and punishment. The paper introduces a new principle based on 'flow theory'.  ...  The autotelic principle suggests that the balancing of skill and challenge should be the fundamental motivational driving force of the agent.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-27833-7_17 fatcat:rmxemwpkrnbilknbhxcmgdil64

Scaffolding Language Emergence Using the Autotelic Principle

Luc Steels, Pieter Wellens
2007 2007 IEEE Symposium on Artificial Life  
We show in computational experiments that the autotelic principle is able to explain autonomous scaffolding towards greater complexity in the emergence of language.  ...  We make use of the autotelic principle, coming from psychology. It requires monitoring challenge and skill (based on actual performance) and maintaining a 'flow' regime balancing the two.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The research reported here has been conducted at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and at the Sony Computer Science Laboratory in Paris.  ... 
doi:10.1109/alife.2007.367813 dblp:conf/ieeealife/SteelsW07 fatcat:6fixpus4wzhshcbp2lj7dzvjem

Language Emergence in a Population of Artificial Agents Equipped with the Autotelic Principle

Miquel Cornudella, Thierry Poibeau
2015 Proceedings of the Sixth Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of Computational Language Learning   unpublished
In this article we show how agents provided with the autotelic principle, a system by which agents can regulate their own development, progressively develop an emerging language evolving from one word  ...  Experiments on the emergence of a shared language in a population of agents usually rely on the control of the complexity by the experimenter.  ...  The authors wish to thank their colleagues for their feed-  ... 
doi:10.18653/v1/w15-2407 fatcat:vqlfm47xoberfjhzcjqchdmezy

Page 210 of Sociological Quarterly Vol. 1, Issue 4 [page]

1960 Sociological Quarterly  
But considered as a set of heuristic principles, the view does seem to us to have a certain sug: gestiveness, and we now turn to what might be thought of as “implications” of the heuristic principles,  ...  And the second observation applies to all of the foregoing discus- sion. What we have proposed as heuristic principles is in no satis- factory sense a theory.  ... 

The Autotelic Self in Jamaica Kincaid's at the Bottom of the River

Oluchi Chris Okeugo, Obioha Jane Onyinye
2020 Journal of English Language and Literature  
This study examines the extent to which the Julia Kristeva's principles of language and subject formation and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's principles of autotelic personality could intersect with this autotelic  ...  to Kristeva's principles of language and subject formation and Csikszentmihalyi's principles of autotelic personality.  ...  The dialectical principle and the complexity inherent in autotelic experiences are often not only stimulated through the traits of a person but also through the environment: Autotelic self tends to have  ... 
doi:10.17722/jell.v13i2.428 fatcat:4ina5dwvczfevpoqv7xo25ci7i

Autotelic Folk-Models

Alan Ross Anderson, Omar Khayyam Moore
1960 The Sociological Quarterly  
But considered as a set of heuristic principles, the view does seem to us to have a certain sug: gestiveness, and we now turn to what might be thought of as “implications” of the heuristic principles,  ...  And the second observation applies to all of the foregoing discus- sion. What we have proposed as heuristic principles is in no satis- factory sense a theory.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1533-8525.1960.tb01474.x fatcat:hv32fab7avghrdftl6dfywjfbu

Drive to Drive: The Deconstruction of the Freudian Trieb

Mauro Senatore
2019 Derrida Today  
in 1975), Jacques Derrida engages a close reading of Sigmund Freud's Beyond the Pleasure Principle.  ...  evoked (but not thematized) by Freud, the drive to power (Bemächtigungstrieb), as the figure of the deconstruction of that autotelicity.  ...  Derrida concludes that Freud could end his search for a beyond the pleasure principle with the deconstruction of autotelicity, there where "the speculative possibility of the absolutely-other (than the  ... 
doi:10.3366/drt.2019.0197 fatcat:uzlc3oiidbaaznojozyb5hqmlu

Page 213 of Iowa State Journal of Research Vol. 54, Issue 2 [page]

1979 Iowa State Journal of Research  
The concept "autotelic" is Gandhi's but the terminology is that of a later Gandhian, A. K.  ...  Gandhi was opposed to undirected activity unchecked by any principle external to itself, because it violated the axiom of a traditional society that man's knowledge must never exceed his goodness and wisdom  ... 

The Contemporary Quarrel Between Performance and Literature? Reflections on Performance (and) Philosophy

James Corby
2015 Performance Philosophy  
This article argues for an understanding of performance as being motivated by a principle of autotelicity that suspends all considerations other than those of the performance itself as it unfolds in creative  ...  This article asks whether Performance Philosophy risks either undermining the principle of performance by making it subservient to the project of philosophy (and thereby reiterating Plato's foundational  ...  that results from deliberate and autotelic doing, and which I am suggesting can be understood as the principle of performance.  ... 
doi:10.21476/pp.2015.1112 fatcat:o76ovkie6zgj7e6shvhkjfcseq

The Effect of Autotelic Personality on Work Engagemnt Level of Employees: Role of Personal Meaning

Pelin KANTEN, Benan ARDA
2021 TroyAcademy  
This study aims to investigate the effects of autotelic personality on work engagement levels of employees and the mediating role of personal meaning.  ...  According to the research results, it is found out that the dimensions of autotelic personality labelled as curiosity-persistence and attention control have a positive and significant effect on work engagement  ...  Exploratory factor analyses using principle component analysis with varimax rotation was applied to the adapted scale to check the dimensions.  ... 
doi:10.31454/troyacademy.930353 fatcat:f6okq3bfvjgitjzpxczemrrydm

The Value of Play and the Good Human Life

Shawn E. Klein
2018 Cultura, Ciencia y Deporte  
With these criticisms in mind, my paper seeks to move the discussion of play beyond the apparent dichotomy of autotelicity and instrumentality.  ...  The dominant conception of play in philosophy of sport is that it is autotelic. This conception is the subject of important criticisms by Stephen Schmid and others.  ...  An earlier version of this paper was presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the International Association  ... 
doi:10.12800/ccd.v13i38.1067 fatcat:voyh2rf5nre7blkbhtnuisdawa

Page 123 of Academe Vol. 13, Issue 2 [page]

1927 Academe  
—‘‘The question of free speech in universities has come up many times of late years. It is worth while to attempt to determine the principles on which one should act.  ...  EDUCATIONAL DISCUSSION 123 “In contrast with this, in certain forms of learning a few recognize distinctly the autotelic character of education, for example, in art for the sake of art, and in general  ... 

Beyond Autotelic Play

Stephen E. Schmid
2011 Journal of the Philosophy of Sport  
I examine several versions of the conception of play as an autotelic activity. Given these different accounts, I raise the question whether the concept of autotelic play is tenable.  ...  to a range of activities ranging from the purely autotelic to something less; and, (iii) reject the definition of play as an autotelic activity and redefine play.  ...  What the Metaphysical Account does not, and I think cannot, provide is a principled account stating why one set of activities is an end in itself in one context and not an end in itself in another context  ... 
doi:10.1080/00948705.2011.10510418 fatcat:phn62l5ynzaipjpwfu74wlvnke

Page 279 of Journal of Personality Vol. 3, Issue 4 [page]

1935 Journal of Personality  
Within the autotelic class quite different character struc- tures result according as the tendency to conserve the content un- changed or the tendency toward evolutionary self-organization is dominant.  ...  Just as it was elsewhere made the leading principle of ethics,® it will here serve characterology in a similar capacity. The person-world relation thereby takes on another dimension.  ... 

The Concept of Flow [chapter]

Jeanne Nakamura, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
2014 Flow and the Foundations of Positive Psychology  
Viewed through the experiential lens of flow, a good life is one that is characterized by complete absorption in what one does.  ...  Flow research has yielded one answer, providing an understanding of experiences during which individuals are fully involved in the present moment.  ...  Autotelic Families The question thus becomes how autotelic personality is shaped.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-94-017-9088-8_16 fatcat:lfapvbu5ejdi3jw4wgmu7pheva
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