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The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot: The Critical Edition

The very excellent Ronald Schuchard discusses the genesis of this important and large project. Of course Valerie Eliot was vital to the realization of this task as he explains in the video. Some months ago I posted this amusing squib from VE and was reminded of one of my favorite Eliot quotes: All our knowledge brings us nearer to our…

The Case for Teaching Ignorance

This in the NYT — H/T to Troy Camplin In a paper from a few years ago I had a section in a chapter in Hayek and Behavioral Economics that deals with this notion, a curtain-raiser to a more detailed examination. Taking Ignorance Seriously As already indicated the other component to thinking about complexity resides…

Sage Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences

My chum Byron Kaldis’ big project has been brought to fruition. Bravo! My contribution: Hayek and the “Use of Knowledge in Society”. As you will see there is a terrific lineup – this is an exciting area to be in these days what with CogSci meeting social science – another project of Byron’s in the works.…

Hayek, Popper, and the Causal Theory of the Mind

Here are excerpts from Ed Feser’s essay. In late 1952, F. A. Hayek sent his friend Karl Popper a copy of his recently published book The Sensory Order: An Inquiry into the Foundations of Theoretical Psychology. In a letter dated December 2, 1952, Popper acknowledged receipt of the book and responded as follows to what…

Hayek and Behavioral Economics

My chapter Mindscapes and Landscapes: Hayek and Simon on Cognitive Extension is published in this collection today. The full line-up as follows: Foreword; V.Smith Introduction; R.Frantz & R.Leeson Friedrich Hayek’s Behavioural Economics in Historical Context; R.Frantz A Hayekian/Kirznerian Economic History of the Modern World; D.McCloskey Was Hayek an Austrian Economist? Yes and No. Was Hayek a…

Herbert Simon as Behavioral Economist

Here is a draft of a co-authored entry for Real World Decision Making: An Encyclopedia of Behavioral Economics. Morris Altman, editor. Santa Barbara: Praeger. Behavioral economicsBounded Rationalitycognitive closuredistributed cognitiondistributed knowledgeExternalismFrederick Winslow TaylorHerbert SimonLuther GulickLyndall Urwickrationalismrationalitysatisficingsituated cognitionStigmergyTuring