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Knowing Our Limits

Nathan Ballantyne’s soon to be published Knowing Our Limits seems a promising read for those of us who write about issues of epistemic modesty, dispersed knowledge and complexity. Bounded Rationalitycomplexitydispersed knowledgeepistemic modestyEpistemologyNathan Ballantynesituated cognitionsocial epistemology

COSMOS + TAXIS (6)6+7

Coming soon. ARTICLES Organization, Anticipation, and Closure in Markets and Science — Thomas J. McQuade A Critique of Capitalism, from an Austrian Perspective — Gus diZerega SPECIAL SECTION 25 years since the death of Karl Popper — Danny Frederick a. Identity Politics, Irrationalism, and Totalitarianism: Karl Popper and the contemporary malaise. b. The Relevance of…

The hipster effect: Why anti-conformists always end up looking the same

In our paper Stigmergic Epistemology, Stigmergic Cognition we noted the phenomenon whereby swarm behavior runs the risk of a dysfunctional communal narrowing of attention that can be self-fulfilling. This phenomenon is validated by Jonathan Touboul in his revised paper freely available here. As Touboul rightly says, this phenomenon is found across all domains of collective intentionality…