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Herbert Simon, the Man

The first in a series of excerpts from Minds, Models and Milieux: Commemorating the Centennial of the Birth of Herbert Simon. Katherine Simon Frank How many children are conscious of their parents as different from their friends’ parents? How many understand what it means to have a parent who is known to others via newspaper accounts and television…

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Mind, Models and Milieux — A Twitter Chat

Please join my very excellent contributors Mark Pringle @markpingle (Boundedly Rational Decision-Making under Certainty and Uncertainty: Some Reflections on Herbert Simon), Marco Novarese @mmarconov ((Simon’s (Lost?) Legacy in Agent-Based Computational Economics)), and myself @M_W_Q for a live Twitter chat about Herb Simon — to be conducted by @PalgraveEcon taking place on the 15th Feb at 8am PST & 4pm GMT. Behavioral economicsBounded RationalityHerbert…

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Minds, Models and Milieux

Commemorating the Centennial of the Birth of Herbert Simon — published today. Artificial intelligenceBehavioral economicsBounded RationalityCognitive scienceDecision makingHerbert SimonMinds Models and Milieux: Commemorating the Centennial of the Birth of Herbert Simon

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MARCIN MILKOWSKI RECEIVES THE IACAP’S SIMON AWARD

As reported in the Brains Blog we are most chuffed to have Marcin’s participation in Minds, Models and Milieux: Commemorating the Centennial of the Birth of Herbert Simon Cognitive sciencecomputational intelligenceComputer ScienceHerbert SimonMarcin MiłkowskiMinds Models and Milieux: Commemorating the Centennial of the Birth of Herbert SimonPhilosophy of mind

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Adaptive and Ecological Rationality in Complex Environments

Riccardo Viale, the general secretary of The Herbert Simon Society has brought my attention to this workshop featuring the one and only Gerd Gigerenzer. Gerd, by the way, will also be on the SABE sub-panel of the AEA “Minds, Models and Milieux: Commemorating the Centennial of the Birth of Herbert Simon” in a month’s time in San Francisco. In addition to…

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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 deals with this notion, a curtain-raiser to a more detailed examination. Taking Ignorance Seriously As already indicated the other component to thinking about complexity resides…