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Distributed Cognition and the Archaeology of Memory

The latest from the culture and cognition reading group at Macquarie University. Worth checking out one of the articles already cited along with one that wasn’t. Bill WimsattBryce HuebnerCognitive Archaeologycolin AllenCollective memorydistributed cognitionEmergenceEnskillmentjohn suttonLambros MalafourisMemorymethodologyMichael AndersonRadical EnactivismRichard HeersminkRob Rupert

Complexity and social sciences

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

Rethinking the Individualism-Holism Debate

Here’s a review from NDPR — notwithstanding the reviewer’s criticisms, this may well be a useful update to a longstanding, and often infertile debate. The traditional opposition between social wholes and individuals rings a bit hollow to contemporary ears, not only because the poles of the opposition are only vaguely or ambiguously conceived, nor solely because…