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Hayek and the hermeneutics of mind

Recent article from Francesco Di Iorio in anticipation of his forthcoming book. CognitionenactivismFrancesco Di IorioFrancisco VarelaGadamerHayekHermeneuticsmaturanamethodological individualismPhilosophy of mindself-organizing mindsituated cognitionsocial epistemologysocial ontologySpontaneous orderthe sensory orderVerstehen

What Emily Dickinson Can Teach Neuroscience

This from Evan Thompson. As Evan points out the phrase “Wider than the Sky” was first brought to wider attention by Gerald Edelman which I originally read as supporting material for my work on Hayek’s The Sensory Order. Cognitive neuroscienceCognitive scienceemily dickinsonEvan ThompsonExtended MindExternalismGerald EdelmanHayekneurosciencePhilosophy of mindPoetrythe sensory order

Cognitive Autonomy and Methodological Individualism

Forthcoming from my chum and endorsed by none other than Barry Smith. Adam SmithAustrian SchoolCognitionCognitive sciencecomplexitydistributed cognitionenactivismFrancesco Di IorioHayekHermeneuticsholismmethodological individualismphenomenologyphilosophical psychologyPhilosophy of mindphilosophy of social scienceSelf-organizationsituated cognitionsocial epistemologysocial ontologySocial SciencesSociologySpontaneous orderthe sensory order

Complexity and social sciences

Another recent paper from Jack Birner. Complex systemscomplexitycomplexity studiesHayekjack birnermethodologyPhilosophy of sciencephilosophy of social sciencePredictionsrationalitySocial choicesocial connectionismsocial epistemologySocial forecastingsocial ontology

Wittgenstein and Hayek

My Cousin, Ludwig Wittgenstein — a lovely memoir (see family tree below). The first extract below (The New Yorker) reminded me of the Percy legacy (second extract). Wittgenstein, once asked a pupil if he had ever had any tragedies in his life. The pupil, evidently well trained, inquired what he meant by “tragedy.” “I mean suicides,…

C + T 2:2

Latest issue Alexander William SalterAustrian EconomicsbankingBehavioral economicsDiablo IIemergent orderHayekJacky MallettmarketsPaul LewisPeter Lewinphilosophy of social sciencesituated cognitionsocial epistemologySolomon SteinSpontaneous order

Hayek and the Left

Simon Kaye’s interesting posting. After all, freedom is an essentially contested concept, and Hayek’s insistence on the importance of individual liberty need not be wholly incompatible with the various underpinning functions of the state, and the careful design of policies that are designed to maximise human flourishing in the difficult trade-off between positive and negative…

Making Visible “the Invisible Hand”: The Mission of Social Simulation

Cristiano Castelfranchi’s interesting article. For more on the invisible hand see Propriety and Prosperity: New Studies on the Philosophy of Adam Smith with the following contributions: Metaphor Made Manifest: Taking Seriously Smith’s ‘Invisible Hand’ by Eugene Heath The ‘Invisible Hand’ Phenomenon in Philosophy and Economics by Gavin Kennedy Instincts and the Invisible Order: The Possibility of…