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Rationalism in Politics

In anticipation of a talk I’m giving later on in the week on Oakeshott’s so-called “dispositional conservatism”, here is a nice little piece by my chum Gene Callahan serving as a good introduction to RIP. The British philosopher and historian Michael Oakeshott is a curious figure in twentieth-century intellectual history. He is known mostly as…

Hayek and the “Use of Knowledge in Society”

Here is a draft of my entry for the SAGE Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences. Hayekuse of knowledge in society

Colin Klein Reviews Rob Rupert

Check out the ms of Colin Klein’s critical notice (forthcoming in Journal of Mind and Behavior) of Rob Rupert, something I’ve been trailing for some time.

EPISTEME ’10 Update: Cognitive Ecology

Duncan Prichard, our local host in Edinburgh, has just updated the EPISTEME conference info – registration is now open! A pretty impressive line-up from all factions of social epistemology.

The Social Science of Hayek’s The Sensory Order

Here are the publisher’s details for this soon-to-be released volume that includes my paper “Hayek: cognitive scientist avant la lettre“

Embodied Economics

Here’s a freely available download of an article entitled “Embodied economics: how bodily information shapes the social coordination dynamics of decision-making” from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. The article references many of the major embodiment theorists and refreshingly there is much on Hayek and of course The Sensory Order.

Hayek: cognitive scientist avant la lettre

Here is the uncorrected proof of my essay – do not cite.

Cognitive Ecology

The program for EPISTEME 2010 is firming up nicely. It’s great to see Martin Kusch finally involved with EPISTEME. Discussants at large include David Bloor – how ecumenical is that? In many ways social epistemology comes home – Edinburgh historically being a hotbed of the Strong Programme – and EPISTEME being published by Edinburgh University…