Herb Simon and Wim Wenders

Here’s an interesting discussion paper that caught my eye. I couldn’t resist a title with Simon and most improbably, Wenders, in it. Ethics is then also involved. As Wenders emphasised, freedom is at risk when the capacity of self-reflection and self-elaboration becomes weaker: when humans are not autonomous in their capacity of thinking and deciding…

Commemorating the Centennial of Herbert Simon’s birth

As many Simon aficionado’s will know, this year sees several conferences and publications marking the centenary of his birth. So on this note, yet another plug for Minds, Models and Milieux Commemorating the Centennial of the Birth of Herbert Simon but also to mention some upcoming Herbert Simon Society events (it’s somewhat reassuring given the disrepair of the delusional EU…

Herbert Simon – a Hedgehog and a Fox

The seventeenth in a series of excerpts from Minds, Models and Milieux: Commemorating the Centennial of the Birth of Herbert Simon. Roger Frantz and Leslie Marsh A Quality of Mind If as Archilochus’ famous fragment goes “The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing” then Herbert Simon is, at face value, a star…

Simon on Social Identification: Two Connections with Bounded Rationality

The twelfth in a series of excerpts from Minds, Models and Milieux: Commemorating the Centennial of the Birth of Herbert Simon. Rouslan Koumakhov Social identifications are one of Herbert Simon’s most recurrent themes. Starting with Administrative Behavior (hereafter, AB) (Simon, 1947/1997), he investigates that theme throughout his scientific work on an impressive number of occasions. Perhaps…