philosophy of social science

The Ant Trap: Rebuilding the Foundations of the Social Sciences

Any book endorsed by Christian List must be taken notice of, the introductory chapter available here along with the OUP webpage. Contrary to the extracts below I think we actually have a very…

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Philosophy of Social Science: A New Introduction

Recently released.

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Distributed Cognition and Extended Mind Theory

The superb Rob Rupert contribution to the superb Byron Kaldis edited volume. It may seem natural to think of the mind as a stream of conscious experience occurring squarely behind the…

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Why Study Philosophy?

This from The Atlantic.

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Hayek and the “Use of Knowledge in Society”

Here is an advance listing of the forthcoming volume Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences masterly edited by my chum Byron Kaldis. My contribution: Hayek and the “Use of Knowledge in…

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Oakeshott as Conservative

Rob Devigne (or maybe it’s really Jack Nicholson) looks at Oakeshott’s ostensibly conservative stance – as several in this volume point out, this is very tricky territory indeed. Oakeshott is not…

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Is Behavioral Economics Doomed?

Here is a skeptical take on the insights supposedly offered by the rise of behavioral economics as represented by Daniel Kahneman and others. Since I’m in the process of reviewing…

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