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Herbert Simon

It’s been twenty years since the death of Herb Simon. See Minds, Models and Milieux: Commemorating the Centennial of the Birth of Herbert Simon. Artificial intelligenceBounded RationalityHerbert Simonsatisficing

Herbert Simon and Agent-Based Computational Economics

The seventh in a series of excerpts from Minds, Models and Milieux: Commemorating the Centennial of the Birth of Herbert Simon. Shu-Heng Chen and Ying Fang Kao Herbert Simon is a quintessential interdisciplinary scholar who has made pioneering contributions concerning the notion of bounded rationality, has built models based on it, and has also made important advances in…

Satisficing in Political Decision Making

An open access entry. Wot? No discussion of Simon’s key The Sciences of the Artificial and broad discussion of collective intentionality? Artificial intelligenceBounded Rationalitycognitive closurecollective intentionalitycomplexityDecision makingHerbert Simonheuristicsphilosophy of social sciencesatisficing

Machine behaviour

New survey paper in Nature inspired by Herb Simon. Sciences of the Artificial is an excellent and very accessible book that feature’s heavily here. In his landmark 1969 book Sciences of the Artificial, Nobel Laureate Herbert Simon wrote: “Natural science is knowledge about natural objects and phenomena. We ask whether there cannot also be ‘artificial’ science—knowledge about artificial…