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Walker Percy, philosopher (2)

Forthcoming: Walker Percy, Philosopher. Philosopher of Precision and Soul by Leslie Marsh The theme of abstraction operates in a twofold way in Percy – abstraction in the sense of being alienated from ones true or more authentic way of being/self and abstraction in a methodological sense, the inherent abstraction of scientific method and the more vulgar…

Stigmergy and Methodological individualism

We’ve been bloody well saying this for the past decade! Here and here and several other places besides. Good though to see The Review of Austrian Economics carry this paper — the late Don Lavoie (as did Hayek before him) was the first of the new generation of Austrians to explicitly grasp the concept of stigmergy, though admittedly,…

Methodological Individualism, Structural Constraints, and Social Complexity

In press: bumper themed issue guest edited by the very excellent Francesco Di Iorio 1. DI IORIO, Francesco: “Introduction: Methodological Individualism, Structural Constraints, and Social Complexity” 2. NADEAU: Robert: “Cultural Evolution, Group Selection, and Methodological Individualism” 3. ANTISERI, Dario: “Social research between the Use and Abuse of Reason” 4. PETITOT, Jean: “Complex Methodological Individualism” 5.…

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

A DANSE MACABRE OF WANTS AND SATISFACTIONS

In Austrian Economic Perspectives on Individualism and Society: Moving Beyond Methodological Individualism In this chapter our aim is to rescue the meaning of liberty from the ministrations of its misguided friends and explore how it relates to human nature, culture, and economic order. Some Austrian economists have embraced liberty as the sole value. Despite the…