Bertrand Russell, 1951

Herbert Simon

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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The World of Yesterday

“The greatest curse brought down on us by technology is that it prevents us from escaping the present even for a brief time. Previous generations could retreat into solitude and…

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CFP: Cosmos + Taxis

The interdisciplinary journal Cosmos + Taxis is issuing a call for papers for its second conference on spontaneous orders, to be held at the Rochester Institute of Technology from May…

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Conventionalism, coordination, and mental models: from Poincaré to Simon

Feely available as HTML version

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Bounded Rationality Updated

Special issue of Mind & Society. (H/T to Francesco Di Iorio) From April 8th to 10th 2013, the Herbert Simon Society held its first General Conference in New York. About fifty…

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Real World Decision Making: An Encyclopaedia of Behavioral Economics

Coming soon.

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Constructivist and Ecological Rationality in Economics

All those interested in extended mind/externalist/situated type thought should be aware of the field of Behavioral Economics (BE) in general and the work of Vernon Smith in particular. BE is…

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