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 researchers from different countries and working in different areas attended the event. The conference focused on three topics which were identified as particularly relevant in the development of Simonian thought: duality of mind, creativity and alternative theories to rational expectations. A first Herbert Simon Honorary Lecture by Gerd Gigerenzer opened the conference. Gerg Gigerenzer was later elected as Chairman of the Herbert Simon Society. Joseph Stiglitz closed the conference with the second Herbert Simon Honorary Lecture.
The Herbert A. Simon Society brings together economists, social and cognitive scientists engaged in critical issues such as bounded rationality, problem solving, simulation of human thought and creativity. In particular, it gathers some of the most important economists who try to reformulate economic theory by starting from some of the non-neoclassical micro-foundations that have been developed in recent years. The Simon Society shares many interests with other Associations working on Behavioural Economics, Economic and Cognitive Social Psychology and Artificial Intelligence.
This special issue collects some of the most interesting papers presented at the conference. Katherine Simon Frank, Herbert Simon’s daughter, made some welcoming remarks and talked about her father. In describing his way of being a parent, Kathie highlights some important aspects of Herbert Simon’s intellectual nature, such as his openness, his willingness to understand the world and debate with no preconceptions. This is also one of the goals of the Herbert Simon Society.
The first and only encyclopedia to focus on the economic and financial behaviors of consumers, investors, and organizations, including an exploration of how people make good—and bad—economic decisions.
• Contains an informative introductory essay that familiarizes students with the various aspects of behavioral economics
- Provides a list of additional readings for those interested in learning more about the topic
• Includes cross-references in each entry to help readers make connections between related topics
• Defines key terms that are likely to be unfamiliar to those without advance knowledge of the subject
• Helps readers identify and study particular entry categories through accompanying Topic Finders
Extended mind and after: socially extended mind and actor-network
by Kono, Tetsuya
Integrative Psychological & Behavioral Science
Personal Identity, Functionalism and the Extended Mind
by Stanciu, Marius M
Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences
Minds as social institutions
by Castelfranchi, Cristiano
Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences
Extended cognition and the explosion of knowledge
by Ludwig, David
With the cessation of operations for the journal Studies in Emergent Order C+T have agreed to host and make available SIEO’s full back catalogue of papers comprising a Who’s Who of Austrians and their sympathizers.
Now that the ms has been shipped off to the publisher here is the finalized lineup:
Foreword — Vernon Smith
Adam Smith as a Scottish Philosopher — Gordon Graham
Friendship in Commercial Society Revisited: Adam Smith on Commercial Friendship — Spyridon Tegos
Adam Smith and French Political Economy: Parallels and Differences — Laurent Dobuzinskis
Adam Smith: 18th Century Polymath — Roger Frantz
One Adam Smith — David Brat
Indulgent Sympathy and the Impartial Spectator — Joshua Rust
Adam Smith on Sensory Perception: A Sympathetic Account — Brian Glenney
Adam Smith on Sympathy: From Self-Interest to Empathy — Gloria Zúñiga y Postigo
What My Dog Can Do: On the Effect of The Wealth of Nations I.ii.2 — Jack Weinstein
Metaphor Made Manifest: Taking Seriously Smith’s “Invisible Hand” — Eugene Heath
The ‘Invisible Hand’ Phenomenon in Philosophy and Economics — Gavin Kennedy
Instincts and the Invisible Order: The Possibility of Progress — Jonathan B. Wight
The Spontaneous Order and the Family — Lauren K. Hall
Smith, Justice and the Scope of the Political — Craig Smith