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Innate: How the Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We Are

Published today — this should get some regressive knickers in a twist. In the past century, the tradition of Freudian psychology popularized the idea that our psychological dispositions could be traced to formative childhood experiences. In many areas of modern academic sociology and psychology this belief is still widespread, though it has been extended to…

The Evolution of Computationalism

A terrific discussion of computationalism by the very excellent Marcin Miłkowski, freely available in Minds and Machines. [i]t is less misleading to think of computationalism as a diverse research tradition composed of multiple, historically variable computational theories of mind (or brain). By conflating the research tradition with one of the early theories, one could be tempted…

Heuristics in Organizations and Society

The Herbert Simon Society has just announced a call for papers though this doesn’t seem to be reflected on their website yet. Behavioral economicsCognitive sciencecomplexityHerbert Simonheuristicsorganization theoryPhilosophy of mindphilosophy of social sciencerationality