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Austrian Theory and Economic Organization: Reaching Beyond Free Market Boundaries

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The first volume (of two) edited by Guinevere Liberty Nell.

The Austrian economic school famously predicted and explained the problems of calculation in a socialist society. With their concept of spontaneous order, they challenged mainstream economists to look beyond simplified static models and consider the dynamic and evolutionary characteristics of social orders. However, many feel that Austrians took their victory too far and became ideologically devoted to laissez-faire.

Austrian Theory and Economic Organization is a collection of essays on problems and possibilities in economic organization, written by economists and political scientists with an interest in the dynamic and evolutionary nature of market economies. Each chapter explores areas of potential agreement between Austrian theory, market socialist economics, and other heterodox schools of economic and political science. The collection aims to bridge cultural and political divisions between free market advocates who stress individual rights and left-leaning thinkers who stress social justice and a culture of solidarity.

EPISTEME: the first decade

This summer marks the anniversary of the founding of EPISTEME. Below is a list of the most cited articles — I’m pleased to see that six of the articles that I solicited have a long tail.

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Group Knowledge and Group Rationality: A Judgment Aggregation Perspective
Christian List

Episteme / Volume 2 / Issue 01 / June 2005, pp 25 – 38

Collective Epistemology
Margaret Gilbert

Episteme / Volume 1 / Issue 02 / October 2004, pp 95 – 107

Is Trust an Epistemological Notion?
Gloria Origgi

Episteme / Volume 1 / Issue 01 / June 2004, pp 61 – 72

What is the “Equal Weight View”?
David Jehle and Branden Fitelson

Episteme / Volume 6 / Issue 03 / October 2009, pp 280 – 293

Group Knowledge Versus Group Rationality: Two Approaches to Social Epistemology
Alvin I. Goldman

Episteme / Volume 1 / Issue 01 / June 2004, pp 11 – 22

The Basis of Epistemic Trust: Reliable Testimony or Reliable Sources?
Melissa A. Koenig and Paul L. Harris

Episteme / Volume 4 / Issue 03 / October 2007, pp 264 – 284

Minding One’s Cognitive Systems: When Does a Group of Minds Constitute a Single Cognitive Unit?
Robert Rupert

Episteme / Volume 1 / Issue 03 / February 2005, pp 177 – 188

What’s the Point of “Knowledge” Anyway?
Christoph Kelp

Episteme / Volume 8 / Issue 01 / February 2011, pp 53 – 66

Group Knowledge Analyzed
Raimo Tuomela

Episteme / Volume 1 / Issue 02 / October 2004, pp 109 – 127

Epistemic Systems
Roger Koppl

Episteme / Volume 2 / Issue 02 / June 2006, pp 91 – 106