The model I’m trying to come up with is one that makes sense to me, one that I can explain easily enough (the double-loop learning, which I later found out was “feedback loops” and hysteresis .. or is it feed-forward… ugh I forget – anyway – that fit perfectly with how I perceive things.
Then when I came across embodied cognition it kinda tied it together. That was the first time I came across a “hey, we’re getting this figured out in a novel way” that I could stand behind.
As much as I wanted to stand behind computational theory of mind and stand behind holographic mind and stand behind the ecosystem/environmentalist viewpoint… they were all missing ‘something’, so I kept searching.
I’m still looking but once I realized that what I needed to focus on was appropriate metaphors while recognizing their limitations and being to explain their limitations… that was key.