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Herbert Simon

The Case for Teaching Ignorance

This in the NYT — H/T to Troy Camplin In a paper from a few years ago I had a section in a chapter in Hayek and Behavioral Economics that…

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Varieties of externalism

Here’s a very useful close-grained conspectus sharing the same title of an earlier piece by Susan Hurley. Unsurprisingly, Hayek nor Simon are nowhere to be seen and surprisingly Heylighen et al are referenced.

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Minds, Models and Milieux: Commemorating the Centennial of the Birth of Herbert Simon

Foreword by Katherine Simon Frank 1. Herbert Simon – a Hedgehog and a Fox by Roger Frantz and Leslie Marsh Part I – Minds 2. Embodied Functionalism and Inner Complexity: Simon’s…

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REAL-WORLD DECISION MAKING: AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS

Now available — I have the following entries included: Brain Scans and Behavioral Economics pp. 39-40 Complexity and Heuristics pp. 70-71 Daniel Kahneman (1934-) pp. 231-232 Neuroplasticity pp. 285-287 The…

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Minds, Models and Milieux: Commemorating the Centennial of the Birth of Herbert Simon

Due January 2016 from Palgrave Macmillan. Foreword by Katherine Simon Frank 1. Herbert Simon – a Hedgehog and a Fox by Roger Frantz and Leslie Marsh Part I – Minds 2….

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Minds, Models and Milieux: Commemorating the Centennial of the Birth of Herbert Simon

Coming soon — contributors include Katherine Simon Frank, Robert Rupert, Gerd Gigerenzer, Ron Sun, Morris Altman, Massimo Egidi, Mie Augier and several others. This book is a collection of specially commissioned chapters from philosophers, economists, political and…

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Bertrand Russell

Born on this day. It just so happens that while writing on Herbert Simon today I was reminded of Russell who, on hearing from Simon about his “thinking machine” that proved theorems from…

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