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Evolving Norms: Cognitive Perspectives in Economics

This book presents institutional evolution and individual choice as codependent results of behavioral patterns. Drawing on F.A. Hayek’s concepts of cognition and cultural evolution, Teraji demonstrates how the relationship between the sensory and social orders can allow economists to track social norms and their effects on the global economy. He redirects attention from the conventional…

Philosophy of markets

The very excellent Lisa Herzog interviewed here. H/T to Eric Schliesser. The cliché is that Smith is a “negative liberty” guy and Hegel a “positive liberty” guy. In fact, both have very nuanced accounts of how different dimensions of freedom are realized in a modern society; the freedom to do what you want with your property…

Real-World Decision Making

Coming soon: The first and only encyclopedia to focus on the economic and financial behaviors of consumers, investors, and organizations, including an exploration of how people make good—and bad—economic decisions. Features • Contains an informative introductory essay that familiarizes students with the various aspects of behavioral economics Provides a list of additional readings for those…

Why Study Philosophy?

This from The Atlantic. Philosophyphilosophy of economicsPhilosophy of EducationPhilosophy of historyPhilosophy of LanguagePhilosophy of mindphilosophy of religionPhilosophy of sciencephilosophy of social science

Cosmos & Taxis

I want to bring your attention to a new journal that has just been launched. Complex adaptive systemComplex systemscomplexitycomplexity studiescosmos & taxisdistributed cognitiondistributed knowledgeEconomicsHayekphilosophy of economicsphilosophy of social sciencesocial epistemology