Action Loops and the Umwelt: how we generate beliefs

**edited excerpt from a working paper**

It is not controversial anymore to state that agents (biological and artificial) learn via action loops. The philosopher Andy Clark (1998) in his book, Being there: Putting brain, body, and world together again, defined action loops to be an intricate dance which ‘pure thought’ leads to actions which in turn change or simplify the problems of confronting pure thought.

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